October 2-4, 2017
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In its 30th year, OR Manager Conference (formerly Managing Today’s OR Suite), brings together more than 1, 400 managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite for 3 days of continuing education and networking opportunities. The conference builds on the content developed in each issue of OR Manager, providing you with a live learning experience. Earn CEs, AEUs, and explore new technologies with solution providers.

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Updates from OR Manager

Predicting ICU readmission of surgical patients

Editor’s Note ICU readmission risk for surgical patients can be predicted using a simple, clinical nomogram based on seven demographic and physiologic variables, this study finds. Of 3,109 patients admitted to the ICU by general surgery, transplant, trauma, and vascular surgery services, there were 141 (5%) unplanned readmissions within 72 hours. The variables of age, […] The post Predicting ICU readmission of surgical patients appeared first on OR Manager.
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FDA: Sun Pharmaceutical recalls four lots of Vecuronium Bromide

Editor’s Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on January 8 announced the recall by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc (Cranbury, New Jersey) of three lots of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 10 mg (lyophilized powder) (Lots: JKS0443A, JKS0444A, JKS0477A), and one lot of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg (lyophilized powder) (Lot: JKS0400A),  because of the […] The post FDA: Sun Pharmaceutical recalls four lots of Vecuronium Bromide appeared first on OR Manager.
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Effect of Medicare ACOs on spending for inpatient surgery

Editor’s Note Though Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have had some success in reducing spending for medical care, they have not had similar success with surgical spending, this study finds. Of 341,675 patients at 427 ACO hospitals and 1,024,090 patients at 1,531 non-ACO hospitals analyzed, average baseline payments were similar at ACO versus non-ACO hospitals. […] The post Effect of Medicare ACOs on spending for inpatient surgery appeared first on OR Manager.
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Joint Commission seeks comments on new antimicrobial stewardship requirements

Editor’s Note The Joint Commission on January 9 announced that it is seeking feedback on its newly proposed requirements for antimicrobial stewardship at Medication Management (MM) standard MM.09.01.03. The requirements apply to ambulatory healthcare organizations and office-based surgery practices. The proposed requirements align with current recommendations from scientific and professional organizations to: Identify an antimicrobial […] The post Joint Commission seeks comments on new antimicrobial stewardship requirements appeared first on OR Manager.
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