In the Current Issue

January 30 2015
  • New policies and practices suggested for avoiding RSIs

    Studies have estimated the incidence of retained surgical items (RSIs) as one in 5,500 to one in 6,975 cases. In October 2013, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on RSIs, and periodic reports More »

  • EASE app updates families on patients’ progress during surgery

    As the anesthesiologist places the mask on the little girl’s face, the circulating nurse snaps a photograph and sends it to her parents’ cell phone with a caption saying, “she is safely off to sleep.” More »

  • Editorial

    Reports that emerged in late 2014 reflect both progress and problems in healthcare delivery. And while regulatory and financial hurdles continue to loom large in 2015, some of these obstacles are being More »

  • Reducing emergency surgical procedures could save $1 billion

    New research shows that even a modest 10% reduction in the proportion of emergency surgical procedures for three common conditions could save nearly $1 billion over 10 years. The study also showed More »

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How to access your OR Manager CEs

We are proud to announce that each issue of OR Manager is preapproved for 3.0 nursing contact hours for Registered Nurses through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). Starting with the January 2013 OR Manager, every issue has a post-test that you must complete online in order to receive your CEs and certificate of completion. An annual subscription gives you the opportunity to receive up to 36 total CEs, and a two-year subscription up to 72 total CEs. View a video on how to get your CEs.

Register for the 2015 OR Business Management Conference to secure the early bird discount! 

The 2015 OR Business Management Conference will take place February 15-18, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL. This interactive, informative conference provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the most up-to-date operating room (OR) practices, develop ways to optimize efficiencies in surgical services, and network with fellow industry professionals and colleagues. Perioperative services experts will address topics such as process improvement, cost management, the health care revenue cycle, and managing the supply chain. This year, we’ve added a Sunday Pre-Conference Workshop (an additional 3.5 CE credits!) to enhance your experience at OR Business Management Conference and start the week off right!

The 28th Annual OR Manager Conference will be in Nashville, TN, Oct. 7-9, 2015: Save $300 with the new Loyalty Discount!

As the premier, executive level conference for professional and personal development of OR managers, directors, business managers, clinical directors, and ASC directors – the OR Manager Conference builds on the content you receive in each issue of OR Manager, providing you with a live learning experience. You can register now for the Value Package and save $300 off the regular rate with our new Loyalty Program. In its 28th year, OR Manager Conference brings together seasoned OR managers to lead the conference program and will continue to deliver the executive level programming you turn to us for. The Value Package is our all-inclusive pass, granting access to all three days of conference events and exhibit hall access. Click here to register.


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