July 2017: NIFA Releases New Nurse in Surgery Essentials™ Course

July 2017 • Volume 10, No. 7 From the Editor After many months, much work, and extensive collaboration with other organizations, we are thrilled to announce a brand new course that targets the looming shortage in OR nurses: Nurse in Surgery Essentials (NISE™). Read more below.   Scroll down for news, a crossword puzzle on perioperative nursing … Continue reading “July 2017: NIFA Releases New Nurse in Surgery Essentials™ Course”

June 2017: Kicking Back for Summer

June 2017 • Volume 10, No. 6 From the Editor It’s summer – kick back!   Chances are you will be taking some time off work this summer. But with our always-on digital world, the traditional summer hours of lazing around are rapidly disappearing, as we feel a need to stay connected–whether it’s with what’s going … Continue reading “June 2017: Kicking Back for Summer”

May 2017: Technology & Vulnerability in Health Care

May 2017 • Volume 10, No. 5 From the Editor Some 16 hospitals in Great Britain were simultaneously hit on May 12 by a cyberattack that locked healthcare workers out of their computer and systems, denying them access to patient records. Operations and appointments were canceled and ambulances were diverted to other hospitals. The attack was … Continue reading “May 2017: Technology & Vulnerability in Health Care”

April 2017: Checklists in the OR

April 2017 • Volume 10, No. 4 From the Editor Since the World Health Organization developed the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist in 2008, the use of checklists at key points during every surgical procedure has become more and more the norm in health-care settings around the world. Studies since then have continued to prove the effectiveness … Continue reading “April 2017: Checklists in the OR”