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A PreOp Nurse’s Guide to Ejection Fraction and CHF- Part 1

Disclaimer: I LOVE cardiac physiology. I spent the first decade of my career doing hearts almost every day at the New England Deaconess Hospital. Lots of liver transplants too. With my engineering mindset, cardiac physiology just clicked. However, there are a lot of nurses (and doctors too!) who really don’t understand cardiac... read more »

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An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide to Cardiac Testing - Part 1 EKG

20 years ago, most ASCs typically cared for ASA 1 and 2 patients: young, relatively healthy patients having simple, relatively non-invasive surgery. Fast forward to 2019 - as advances in anesthesia techniques, surgical techniques, and an overall better understanding of minimizing risk for ambulatory surgical patients has evolved, most... read more »

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Case Study: Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center Utilizes Solution to Boost Patient Engagement

Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center was spending over 2 hours a day on lengthy phone calls to remind patients of their appointments and explain pre-op instructions. The Director of Nursing, Kristi Baldwin, felt this process was too time consuming, and wanted a solution that would be more cost-effective and simple. read more »

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Are You Underestimating The Technology Needs Of Your ASC's Senior Patients?

Ambulatory Surgery Centers often underestimate the technology needs of their senior patients. Though the generation of 55 and older has witnessed and embraced the most dramatic changes in technology more than any prior generation, their online use and needs are often underestimated. In medicine, especially, ASC administrators often avoid... read more »

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ASC's & Patient Engagement: Texting

Ambulatory Surgery Centers are beginning to realize they have a simple and affordable way to better engage their patients, connect their staff and physicians, dramatically improve their efficiency and reduce wasted time and cost. And, that most of their patients and staff are probably already using it. Text messaging is the obvious... read more »

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How to Manage Paperwork Overload at Your Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

While the most innovative technology is used in the OR, often some of the most antiquated is used outside of it. Facilities are striving to keep up with the extensive amount of data, records, and paper trails implicit in today’s medicine and are seeking affordable online solutions to their hardcopy problems. read more »

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Texting is the Obvious Solution for Patient Engagement

When you need to reach the widest audience in the simplest way, there is no reason to recreate the wheel. read more »

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