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MON, SEP 18, 2017

CNOs Adopting New Mantras

One of healthcare’s major engines, nursing, has shifted into high gear working to develop new roles, responsibilities and processes that align with today’s quickly evolving care and reimbursement paradigms, not to mention that address a potential nursing shortage. One powerful mantra for the future is clear for CNOs: flexibility. To meet... Read More

MON, AUG 21, 2017

Despite Change, Certain Things Remain the Same in Anesthesia

Healthcare is continuing its noisy evolution and, along the way, creating states of “new normal” in a variety of areas including costs, which according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute report seemed to have settled, for now, at a 6-7% increase. That fact seems to fly in the face of... Read More

MON, JUL 17, 2017

Bending the Anesthesia Cost Curve

Anesthesia is a major budget line item for any surgical facility. As patient populations and demand shift to ambulatory settings for more procedures, the number of uninsured grows, and reimbursements, driven by value and not volume shrink under MACRA the revenues and expenses tied to ORs will need to be... Read More

MON, JUN 12, 2017

Thinking About Becoming a CRNA? These Top SRNA Hacks Will Help

The role of CRNAs in perioperative surgical care has never been more important, however the road to becoming a CRNA may not be all downhill. While many nursing students aspire to become CRNAs, there are those who do not fully understand what it takes to be successful in this rewarding... Read More

THU, MAR 23, 2017

Achieving Smarter Anesthesia Management in Ambulatory Settings

An informal survey of patients about to undergo a procedure in an ambulatory environment might find their responses suggest a certain comfort level. Why, they have an expectation that they’ll be in and out, same day. Indeed, past studies have concluded that perioperative times were significantly shorter in freestanding ASCs... Read More