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By Stephen W. Earnhart, RN, CRNA, MA
CEO, Earnhart & Associates, Austin, TX
If you think you are alone in your issues, thoughts, and questions, you are not. The following are some random comments overheard from your peers in both hospitals and ASCs. Admittedly, some of these are amusing asides; however, others might provide some food for thought at your facility. Maybe you find yourself asking (or answering) similar questions. Or perhaps you’ll ask similar questions of your staff or take time to better scrutinize certain aspects of your facility. Hopefully, asking more questions and raising awareness around important issues will result in improved operations at your facilities.
(Earnhart & Associates is a consulting firm specializing in all aspects of outpatient surgery development and management. Earnhart & Associates can be reached at 5114 Balcones Woods Drive, Suite 307-203, Austin, TX 78759. Phone: (512) 297-7575. Fax: (512) 233-2979. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.earnhart.com.)
Financial Disclosure: Editor Jonathan Springston, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editorial Group Manager Terrey L. Hatcher, Author Melinda Young, Physician Editor Steven A. Gunderson, DO, FACA, DABA, CASC, Consulting Editor Mark Mayo, MS, Nurse Planner Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, and Author Stephen W. Earnhart, RN, CRNA, MA, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.