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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

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Working With ‘Dominant’ Styles

Working With ‘Dominant’ Styles

By Daniel Bobinski, M.Ed. Among the world’s population are four basic behavioral styles. This isn’t a new discovery. At least as far back as Hippocrates, four different styles of behavior have been observed. Two thousand years ago it was thought those differences were...

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How To Do Away With Resentment

How To Do Away With Resentment

Did you know that one of the best choices in life – even at work – is gratitude? Being thankful is like a magical elixir that erases tension, and the cool thing is we can choose it. Conversely, one of the more damaging choices we can make is resentment. Simmering with jealousy or bitterness creates barriers that inhibit teamwork and productivity.

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Life System Motivations

Life System Motivations

This is the final installment in a series about the six learned (extrinsic) motivators. In this final installment we’ll examine how different approaches to having a “life system” can drive our behavior.

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