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AI and Machine Learning – Changing the Health Care Landscape

But Don’t Exclude Sterile Processing from Key Discussions By David Taylor, MSN, RN, CNOR Ancient papyrus revealed Egyptian medical practice was highly advanced and doctors performed the first surgery more than 3,500 years ago (2750 BC).[1, 2] Since then, medicine has...

The Concept of Modular Credentials

By James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E) Recently, during the question and answer period following a presentation, I was asked how the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) is evolving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The context for this question...

Reopening to the New Normal

By Bill Prentice From early March through the end of April, it seemed that almost everyone I talked to used the word “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” at some point in our conversation. ASCA staff worked seven days a week during that time, conferring with federal and state...

Why Air Disinfection Systems are Becoming an Increasingly Vital Component of Patient Care

Sponsored by Avante Health Solutions By Brent Kramer Medical facilities are incorporating air filtration systems to help safeguard patients and staff from coronavirus transmission. As coronavirus restrictions ease across the United States, medical facilities are...

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Spotlight On: Lori Wood

Spotlight On: Lori Wood

Among the various responsibilities she’s enjoyed in a 35-year nursing career, Lori Wood has held direct-care, education and management positions. But no matter what assignment she’s undertaken, “My heart is with the critical care patients,” she said.

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Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

Spotlight on Danielle Glover, CST

After 22 years in the operating room, Danielle Glover can remember the moment she knew she was destined for the surgical suite. At age nine, while flipping through the channels, she saw an open knee surgery on her local public television station.

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Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Spotlight On Laura Cornelis, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

By Matt Skoufalos When Laura Cornelis decided to pursue a career in health care, her life was at a crossroads. Newly divorced with two young children, she balanced parenting, work and her education. Very few of those pulls on her attention relented; all-nighters were...

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Spotlight On Beth Devine, RN

Spotlight On Beth Devine, RN

When a 19-year-old Beth Devine completed the LPN program at Clark County Community College in southern Nevada, she entered the nursing field, “very young and naïve, and not exactly sure what I was doing.” Undaunted, the Reno native dove right in.

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