When a management company overseeing a major Manhattan ambulatory surgery center (ASC) specializing in gastrointestinal endoscopy services found itself increasingly dissatisfied with its anesthesia provider, they knew a change was in order.
Clinical care provisions in our health care delivery system are keenly focused on efficiency and quality. Surgery in the ambulatory care setting has been shown to deliver high-quality care in a more efficient and lower-cost setting, thus the number of cases performed in these settings continues to rise.
Pain. It’s what patients are likely to remember most about their surgery, regardless of how many times your nurses smiled or how successful the surgical outcome. What can you do to manage the fifth vital sign, so patients are ready for a timely discharge and return to normal life routines as quickly as possible?
Written by Elizabeth Srejic | Infection Control Today | February 2015 Issue Remote video auditing (RVA) with feedback is a promising new technology shown to dramatically improve compliance among healthcare workers (HCWs).
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Becker’s Hospital Review | November 13, 2014 With the healthcare industry undergoing change at breakneck speed, hospitals and health systems are faced with the choice of adapting quickly or being left out of the equation.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Becker’s Hospital Review | October 28, 2014 The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly, and the move from fee-for-service to value-based care has begun. Healthcare leaders must start implementing changes today for their organizations to survive and thrive tomorrow. Peter Doerner, executive vice pr
NAPA anesthesiologist, Steven M. Shoum, MD is featured in IARS A&A Case Reports. Abstract Two anesthesia cases are presented involving patients with a history of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The first patient experienced a prolonged dangerous flashback during emergence. In the second patient, after a thorough
By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer | LiveScience.com | April 30, 2014 05:51pm ET After Oklahoma death-row inmate Clayton Lockett received a lethal injection, he lived for 43 minutes, convulsing and writhing on the gurney before finally dying of a heart attack, according to news reports. Lockett’s botched execution and other