Entries by Courtney Leonis

Mock Survey at LV Surgery Center, Las Vegas, NV

Leanne and Regina had a great day at LV Surgery Center in Las Vegas. We visited to perform a mock survey, the first since this GI only ASC opened their doors in 2016. In their first year of operation, their patient volume has steadily increased requiring additional staff. We were especially impressed with Bob. Given […]

Hawaiian Eye Meeting 2018

The Hawaiian Eye meeting is always a nice excuse to visit Hawaii in January, especially for Crissy, who lives in Denver. This year the meeting was held in Wailea, on the island of Maui. The weather was perfect; no rain and an ideal temperature all week long. Regina and Crissy were both there with their […]

Exposure Time for Effectiveness of HLD for Endoscope Reprocessing Should be Reconsidered

The bactericidal effect of disinfectants against biofilms is essential to reduce potential endoscopy-related infections caused by contamination. Chino, et al. (2017) investigated the bactericidal effect of a high-level disinfectant, peracetic acid (PAA), against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm models in vitro. Source: Infection Control Today

2018 Ambulatory Health Care National Patient Safety Goals

The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) were established by The Joint Commission (TJC) and are updated each year. They were meant to assist accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety. The Patient Safety Advisory Group, is made up of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, risk managers, clinical engineers and other professionals, and […]

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

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 yesterday against Stephen Kyosung Kim, MD.   Source: Outpatient Surgery