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2024 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards

The Stitch

The Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards recognize our faculty's outstanding published scientific contributions to clinical and basic science research over the past three years. The post 2024 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Awards appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively

OR Manager

Is working with a healthcare vendor a necessary evil? For leaders in the perioperative space, where vendors abound, it may be tempting to answer “yes.” The relationship between vendors and nurse leaders is More » The post Nurse leaders, vendors must collaborate effectively appeared first on OR Manager.

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SIS Highlights Tips, Optimizations, and New Features in Inaugural Virtual Cloud Client User Meeting

Surgical Information Systems

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) hosted a two-day online event for users of SIS Complete, the ASC Software that has become the choice of 1000+ ASCs.

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School of Medicine 2024 Class President reflects what she’s learned while at Baylor

The Stitch

2024 Class President Sahifah Ansari shares the lessons she's learned during her journey through medical school. The post School of Medicine 2024 Class President reflects what she’s learned while at Baylor appeared first on Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

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Built to grow: Key elements of planning a new ASC

OR Manager

Are you part of the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) construction boom? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately 116 new facilities opened in 2023, according to Becker’s ASC Review, and more are planned for More » The post Built to grow: Key elements of planning a new ASC appeared first on OR Manager.

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Ethical Challenges of Ozempic for Weight-Loss Use

IU School of Medicine

GLP-1s have been in development for some time but have only recently come to the forefront of American medicine for weight loss use. Since its FDA approval in 2017, Ozempic use has exploded by a factor of 40 and continues to increase. This increased use highlights ongoing concerns, such as known adverse effects like hypoglycemia and malnutrition, the unknown long-term health consequences , and newly developed problem s, such as accessibility and economic challenges.

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Common inspection points for surgical instrumentation

OR Manager

Inspecting surgical devices is a time-consuming process. However, diligently checking every instrument prior to sterilization is essential to ensuring safe, proper functioning. As the last people to see More » The post Common inspection points for surgical instrumentation appeared first on OR Manager.

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Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

OR Manager

Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but staff development should be at the top (or at least near the top) of any new perioperative manager’s priority list. The new leader’s More » The post Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers appeared first on OR Manager.

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Surgery center culture must prioritize cleaning, hand hygiene

OR Manager

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) play an increasingly crucial role in delivering outpatient surgical care that is efficient, effective, and—most importantly—safe. As the ASC sector continues to grow and More » The post Surgery center culture must prioritize cleaning, hand hygiene appeared first on OR Manager.

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Supply chain stress fractures demand rock-solid continuity planning

OR Manager

More than 4 years after personal protective equipment production and inventories crashed amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the “new normal” in healthcare supply chains seems to be “uncertainty.” More » The post Supply chain stress fractures demand rock-solid continuity planning appeared first on OR Manager.

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Antiseptic nasal decolonization noses ahead

OR Manager

Over 20 years ago, an article from Johns Hopkins published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that Staphylococcus aureus decolonization of the nares can decrease risk of surgical site infections More » The post Antiseptic nasal decolonization noses ahead appeared first on OR Manager.

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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

OR Manager

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of both women and men, but more women are dying. Why? Evidence points to lack of research and a one-size-fits-all approach to care, including in the OR. “Many of More » The post How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps appeared first on OR Manager.