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MON, JUL 29, 2013

New Study Determines Best Methods for Creating Patient Satisfaction Surveys

In developing and implementing quality improvement programs for hospital anesthesia departments, the core components and corresponding tactics are typically bucketed off into four areas: professional development, clinical standards, performance improvement, and customer satisfaction. Perhaps none is as telling to the quality of care than the last area – customer satisfaction. This... Read More

MON, JUL 8, 2013

Anesthesiology News Article Recaps Anesthesiologist Work During Boston Marathon Attacks

As most of the country spent the Fourth of July festivities at a family BBQ or laying in the sun, it would be remiss to not take the time this month to celebrate our country’s indomitable fighting spirit that was on display during another holiday earlier this year – Patriots’... Read More

MON, JUN 24, 2013

Combating Burnout in Anesthesiology Residents

Burnout amongst anesthesia providers is nothing new. For a profession that requires countless years of schooling and training, and demands of working long hours – not to mention the psychological burden of patient care – it is of little surprise that the job takes its toll. Survey results released earlier this... Read More

THU, JUN 20, 2013

Expanding the Scope of Your Anesthesia Department – You Can Do More

Yielding maximum results from critical service lines is far from a new concept. But in today’s environment where hospitals and health systems are looking for the best bang for their buck, more is to be – and will be – expected from specialty providers. For the facilities, however, the challenge... Read More

TUE, JUN 11, 2013

Anesthesia: An Important Component in Improving Efficiency at ASCs

The front-page article in this month’s volume of Becker’s ASC Review, lists 10 ways ambulatory surgery centers can continue to improve efficiency. Many of the tips – allowing for early starts, promoting teamwork and leadership, and constant communication – have merit. After all, without a committed team willing to go... Read More