October 2-4, 2017
The Gaylord Palms • Orlando, FL

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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

Study: Healthcare workers often care for patients while ill themselves

Editor’s Note Large numbers of healthcare workers go to work with symptoms of cold, flu, and other acute respiratory illnesses, this study finds. In this survey of healthcare workers from nine Canadian hospitals during four influenza seasons, 94.6% reported working while sick with an acute respiratory illness, most often because the symptoms were mild or […] The post Study: Healthcare workers often care for patients while ill themselves appeared first on OR Manager.
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FDA: Class I recall of Cook Advance Enforcer 35 Focal-Force PTA Balloon Catheter

Editor’s Note The Food & Drug Administration on June 18 identified the recall by Cook Incorporated (Bloomington, Indiana) of its Advance Enforcer 35 Focal-Force PTA Balloon Catheter 6 mm x 4 cm as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of multiple complaints of balloons bursting below the rated burst pressure. The […] The post FDA: Class I recall of Cook Advance Enforcer 35 Focal-Force PTA Balloon Catheter appeared first on OR Manager.
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Variation in physicians’ EHR documentation linked to patient safety

Editor’s Note Physician-to-physician variation in electronic health record (EHR) documentation could result in patient harm and clinical inefficiencies, this study finds. The study by University of Michigan researchers included EHR data from 170,332 encounters led by 809 physicians in 237 practices and interviews with 40 physicians in 10 practices. The researchers found that five clinical […] The post Variation in physicians’ EHR documentation linked to patient safety appeared first on OR Manager.
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CDC investigating sepsis cases after platelet transfusions

Editor’s Note The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced June 14 in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that four hospital patients developed sepsis after receiving platelet transfusions contaminated with bacteria. The CDC found that the platelets contained Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex and Staphylococcus saprophyticus. The agency is still investigating the source of the […] The post CDC investigating sepsis cases after platelet transfusions appeared first on OR Manager.
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