September 1, 2018
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Human Traffickers Increasingly Take Victims to Outpatient Health Providers
Human trafficking is a worldwide problem. Often, victims are invisible to the public, including healthcare providers, who could help rescue victims if the public knew more about the issue.
Signs a Patient Could Be a Trafficking Victim
The following signs of trafficking victimization are culled from several sources and encompass both labor trafficking victims as well as sexual and underage trafficking victims.
Human Trafficking Myths Every Healthcare Worker Should Know
Healthcare professionals and others often are mistaken about what human trafficking is and what its victims are like. Professionals could identify and help trafficking victims by learning the truth about the crime.
Shift of Surgical Care to ASCs Requires Some Cost Preparation
Shift of surgical care to ASCs moved steadily over the decades and now encompasses orthopedic, neurological, and other high-acuity cases that once were unimaginable for this setting.
Reference Pricing Can Send More Surgical Cases to ASCs
A payment model gaining traction in California could drive more surgical cases to ASCs.
Nurses Share Top Concerns
Our columnist also shares new information on the return of celebrating people, site-neutral payment policies, and the rise of freestanding emergency rooms.
Joint Commission Infection Prevention Director Provides Tips to Meet Standards
Infection control in surgery centers over the past decade has focused on ensuring all medical devices and equipment are safe to use. When accreditation surveyors visit sites, they often identify issues related to basic infection prevention practices, dilution of disinfectants, sterilization, and following manufacturing instructions.
Regulators Want ASCs to Build Infrastructure to Ensure Safety
ASCs need to build an infection prevention program that is managed by someone with knowledge and training in infection control.