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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

THU, JAN 24, 2013

Catching up with Holly Robins – 2012 CRNA of the Year

In celebration of Nurse Anesthetists Week, Somnia Anesthesia has once again launched its CRNA of the Year contest. CRNAs can be nominated at www.somniainc.com/2013CRNA  by a fellow CRNA, physician, or other healthcare professional. The winner, who will be selected by a panel of senior-level healthcare clinicians and administrators, will be... Read More

TUE, JAN 15, 2013

Study Identifies Preexisting Risks for Outpatient Surgery Outcomes

The migration of procedures to the ambulatory setting has been well-documented. With approximately 60% of all operations conducted in the outpatient environment – a number that’s expected to rise with the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act – a need to understand how to best serve the patient mix... Read More