ASCs and COVID-19: How to Handle Surgical Overflow

With the COVID-19 pandemic evolving daily, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has released a list of scenarios in which ASCs can be activated to handle surgical overflow. We’ve summarized the ASCA’s list of options for how ASCs can assist with surge capacity. read more »

Past Blogs

Giving Specific Information to Patients and Their Caregivers

Cancellations can wreak havoc at a surgery center. There are often many reasons for cancellations but, when patients self-select out of surgery, it often comes down to one thing: adequate communication.  read more »

Dr. Stephen Punzak: Video is essential for ASCs as complex surgery cases go outpatient

Stephen Punzak, MD, founder and CEO of One Medical Passport, spoke to Becker's ASC Review about the shift of more complex surgeries to the outpatient setting and how ASCs can use technology to enhance patient preparation and recovery. read more »

How to Best Organize Patient Charts in Ambulatory Surgery

It can be easy to feel like your nursing hours are taken up more and more by patient charting and paperwork. Fortunately, some changes to how you approach patient charting can help.  read more »

4 Ways to be a Nurse Leader in a Surgical Facility Without the Title

Nurses at every level of the care continuum must be leaders. Showing leadership doesn’t only help your department run smoothly, but it also improves communication and patient outcomes. This post explores four strategies every nurse can use to can show leadership qualities—no matter your title. read more »

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University South Florida ASC Thrives Using One Medical Passport

My name is Laura Stander and I work with the University of South Florida Health Information Systems. I support the technology solutions for the Ambulatory Surgery Center and other clinical applications like radiology or specific ultrasound products.  We knew right off the bat that we needed an online anesthesia health history... read more »

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The best defense: Anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen Punzak on the value of appropriate preop evaluations

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Why Video is Changing Surgical Care

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How Every ASC Nurse Can Create a Culture of Patient Safety

Nurses are integral to the culture of safety in every ASC across the country. This post explores four strategies that can place safety at the forefront of your ASC’s patient care culture. read more »

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Top 5 Security Questions to Consider When Choosing Ambulatory Software

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What You Didn't Know You Needed to Outsource in Your Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)

Well, we all do it. Some more than others; some do it all the time, others, just a few times per month. After awhile, you want to do it all the time – and that is when you open yourself up for disappointment. read more »

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