Same-Day Surgery – March 1, 2020
March 1, 2020
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Surgery Centers Must Prepare for Older Patient Population Boom
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made changes to its inpatient-only list that will shift many older patients to the same-day surgery setting. This makes it important for surgery centers to develop age-friendly sites.
Surgery Centers Should Ask Patients About End-of-Life Issues
As surgery centers treat more older patients, this aspect of care is important.
Use the 4Ms to Educate Staff on the Needs of Older Patients
There is a simple tool to help healthcare providers understand how to create an age-friendly healthcare space.
To Improve an ASC’s Workflow, Try Following These Principles
Using Lean principles, surgery centers can improve their workflow and increase efficiency. The key is to make workflow efficiency a priority from a managerial perspective.
Following Lean and the 5S Philosophy Can Make Quality Improvement Sustainable
Surgery centers can put workflow processes in place that are sustainable — if leaders use the right tools.
Research: Prehabilitation Can Improve Post-Op Outcomes
The authors of a recent investigation found that when patients participate in a prehabilitation program, there can be benefits related to shorter length of stay and lower total episode payments after surgery.
Transitional Service Nurse Case Manager Can Help With Post-Op Pain
This model can improve coordination, improve patient satisfaction, and reduce postoperative opioid dependency.
The Inner Workings of a Successful Transitional Pain Service Program
A transitional pain service nurse program that uses case management can help reduce opioid dependency and provide better pain management.
Reducing Surgical Stress for Patients
From the simplest procedure to the most complex operation, it is difficult for the layperson to understand. Let us all try to help our patients deal with it by reviewing what you already know and hopefully follow.
Focus on Preventing Medication Errors in 2020
Surgery centers could mark 2020 as the year to focus on quality improvement projects to prevent medication errors. Accreditation agencies have published information that can help.
AORN Issues Statement on RN and Surgical Technician Orientation
Group emphasizes teamwork, safety, and competency assessments.