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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

Value-Based Education: More than just the new “buzzword”

Claire Everson, RN, Genessee and Associates Inc.

Surgical services staff are familiar with the “value-based purchasing” buzzword, but do they truly understand how to actively contribute to it? Value-based purchasing can no longer be regarded as solely a business phrase of concern only to leaders. As leaders, we must engage our staff and educate them to approach outcomes in a meaningful way. Everson will use her results to explore strategies for implementing change and gain buy-in from your team. Prepare to lead your department to improved quality of care and maintain a strong business acumen.

Claire Everson has been a perioperative RN since 1980, CNOR since 1982 and a perioperative educator since 1985. Involved with AORN at the local, state and national level she has served in many roles including AORN Board of Directors 2005-2009 and Nominating Committee 2010-2012. She is currently secretary of her chapter. She has contributed to nursing via journal articles and contributions to textbooks.

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