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What’s on the Horizon for HDO Sterilization Guidance?

This increased transport distance brings up new concerns and issues that are not already addressed in the transport section of ST79. The goal of this new TIR is to introduce best practice guidance for transporting clean, disinfected, sterilized, and soiled devices across longer distances, including addressing requirements for the transport vehicles used to transport the devices. For regular updates about this developing technical information report, check aami.org.

ASCA Recognizes Physicians for Outstanding Service

During ASCA’s annual conference in Dallas this year, the association recognized two physicians with its 2022 Nap Gary Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community: Thomas M. Deas Jr., MD, and Peter Daly, MD. Both men exemplify the long-standing dedication to the ASC community, leadership qualities and high moral and ethical standards the award was created to recognize. Each also contributed in unique ways to advancing the ASC care model.

Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Improving your diet, exercising regularly, taking a daily supplement and getting enough restorative sleep are all important steps to overall wellness. Work to incorporate each step into your daily routine until you reach your goal of good health, and find more health-conscious tips at eLivingToday.com. 

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This 60-minute webinar will feature Dr. Tom Blasco, MD, MS, Medical, Director and Lee Hedman, BA, CAPM, SSM, Executive Vice President, at Surgical Directions. Culture is commonly a significant barrier to change in hospital and surgical center ORs. Overcoming this barrier demands appropriate and thoughtful staff engagement in order to create buy-in and support for changes. Join Tom and Lee to learn a few tips and tricks for creating a culture supportive of change. Ideas include governance structure to align leaders, building effective performance dashboards to engage and incent staff, executing routine operational tactics to keep everyone on the same page and more.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to use governance to manage a changing environment.
  2. How to overcome staff objections to change.
  3. How to run an effective Daily Huddle.
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This 60-minute webinar will feature Dr. Tom Blasco, MD, MS, Medical, Director and Lee Hedman, BA, CAPM, SSM, Executive Vice President, at Surgical Directions. Culture is commonly a significant barrier to change in hospital and surgical center ORs. Overcoming this barrier demands appropriate and thoughtful staff engagement in order to create buy-in and support for changes. Join Tom and Lee to learn a few tips and tricks for creating a culture supportive of change. Ideas include governance structure to align leaders, building effective performance dashboards to engage and incent staff, executing routine operational tactics to keep everyone on the same page and more.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to use governance to manage a changing environment.
  2. How to overcome staff objections to change.
  3. How to run an effective Daily Huddle.

Sponsor

OR Today would like to thank our sponsor Surgical Directions! Surgical Directions is a healthcare consulting firm comprised of clinical and business professionals who work side-by-side with clients to achieve the greatest impact possible. We specialize in healthcare provider strategy, operating room transformations, supply chain management, central sterile processing, and much more. We also provide interim staffing solutions for key OR roles from OR Directors and Managers to Anesthesiologists. For more information visit www.surgicaldirections.com.

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