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February 2013

THU, FEB 28, 2013

Examining Usage of Mobile Devices in the OR

Anyone who’s ever been to the movies knows the modus operandi before the feature presentation begins. Commercials, upcoming movie trailers, exit information, and of course, a reminder to please turn all mobile devices off - all part of the pre-show mix. According to a new position statement distributed by the American... Read More

THU, FEB 14, 2013

Is Flawed Decision-Making and Poor Communication a More Common Cause of Medical Errors?

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report outlining the prevalence of adverse events in all medical specialties, titled “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System.” The report became a cornerstone of a renewed focus on improving quality of patient care, and was a precursor to... Read More

TUE, FEB 12, 2013

Addressing the Misconceptions of a National Anesthesia Provider – Topic 1

In the upcoming weeks, we will occasionally discuss a topic the Somnia team has encountered in its daily interactions with facility administrators – including hospitals and outpatient settings. The first in the series explores the perception of national anesthesia providers. There is a general misconception that a national anesthesia management company... Read More