14 Elements That Must Appear on California Security Forms

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Can you imagine getting a call from a patient who just had surgery complaining that they couldn't get their pain medications because the surgeon's prescription pad didn't meet California Security Form Criteria?  Well, a new email from the…

Beverly Hills Anesthesiologist Injected Himself With Drugs During Surgery and Later Gave Patient a Lethal Dose of Demerol

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A Beverly Hills anesthesiologist was under the influence of drugs he'd injected himself with when he administered a lethal dose of Demerol to a patient at the Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Center, prosecutors said in announcing murder charges…

Regina Attends McKession National ASC Sales Meeting

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On the heels of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans, I was invited to the McKesson National ASC Sales Meeting in Dallas, Tx. About 120 of the top ASC reps around the country attended. The meeting opened with a customer…

How Anesthesiologists Are Curbing the Opioid Epidemic

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Going opioid-free could be the future of anesthesia. Presenting findings to the 2017 Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, a group of Tampa-based doctors and researchers say their studies promote opioid-free anesthesia not only as a viable option…

Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats Top ECRI Institute’s Annual Health Technology Hazards List

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ECRI Institute announces the launch of its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2018 list. The report identifies the potential sources of danger involving medical devices and other health technologies that ECRI believes warrant the greatest…

Successful Survey: Arkansas Outpatient Surgery Center

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Arkansas Outpatient Surgery Center passed their Arkansas State Licensure and AAAHC Deemed Status Surveys! Congrats to Arkansas Outpatient Surgery Center on their successful AR State Licensure and Deemed Status AAAHC Surveys! This facility…

President Trump Nominates Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

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On Monday, President Trump announced his nomination of pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Azar served as general counsel and deputy HHS secretary under George W. Bush from…

FDA Approves First Implanted Lens That Can Be Adjusted After Cataract Surgery

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 22 announced the approval of RxSight Inc’s (Pasadena, California) Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device. This is the first system that allows ophthalmologists to make small adjustments…

Cloth Caps More Effective Than Disposable Caps at Preventing Contamination in the OR

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One of the first studies testing the effectiveness of different operating room (OR) head coverings in preventing airborne contamination has found that surgeon's caps that expose small amounts of the ears and hair are not inferior to the bouffant-style,…

AASA Meeting and Mock Survey in Little Rock

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Debra combined two events into one trip this week. As part of Progressive Surgical solutions, we participate in our respective state associations. It’s a great way to ensure voices are heard. Debra is the sitting President of the Arkansas…