Quality improvement initiative certifies surgical residents as bilingual speakers

Communication between patients and health care professionals is essential to the safe and effective delivery of health care. More than 60 million residents of the United States speak a language other than English at home, with approximately 22% self-identifying as...

Lumendi Reports First Incisionless Appendectomy

Connecticut-based medical device innovator Lumendi LLC ( reports the first endoscopic appendectomy using its DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP). A patient underwent the purely endoscopic endolumenal appendectomy to remove a lesion...

The Joint Commission: Some survey and review activities resume

The Joint Commission will resume some survey and review activities in June, according to its weekly newsletter Joint Commission Online. “The Joint Commission is committed to working closely with organizations, with safety being the first and foremost priority. As we...

Osso VR Delivers Exactness to Improve Global Surgical Outcomes

Osso VR, a validated virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, is rolling out a new training experience in VR with an exceptional level of visual exactness surrounding every aspect, from anatomical detail to the OR environment. This novel immersive experience...

Encompass Group Offers Continuing Education Course at AORN

Encompass (Booth #1639) will offer “Mind the Gap,” a continuing education course at the 2018 AORN conference to be held March 24-28, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisana.

Mind The Gap: Utilizing Evidence-Based Outcome Evaluation to Simplify Patient Warming” will be presented by Angie O¹Connor, BS, RN, CLLM, Director, Clinical Resources–Acute Care and Kristy Warren, MSN-Ed, RN, BA, CLLM, Director, Clinical Resources–Acute Care.

The presentations will be offered several times. The schedule is as follows:





10:15-10:45 a.m.

11-11:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

12:30-1 p.m.

1:15-1:45 p.m.

2-2 :30 p.m.

2:45-3 :15 p.m.



9-9:30 a.m.

9:45-10:15 a.m.

10:30-11:00 a.m.

11:15-11:45 a.m.

12-12:30 p.m.

12:45-1:15 p.m.

1:30-2:00 p.m.



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