Entries by Courtney Leonis

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

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 to the implanted lens’ power after cataract surgery to improve visual acuity without glasses. Ophthalmologists can make the adjustments […]

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

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, disposable scrub hats that cover those features. Results of the study were presented today during a […]

AASA Meeting and Mock Survey in Little Rock

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 Ambulatory Surgery Association. The annual meeting is a one day event compared to other quarterly meetings […]

Perioperative Nurse Week 2017

Happy Perioperative Nurse Week! Sometimes called a Surgical or an Operating Room Nurse, Perioperative Nurses care for patients before, during and after surgery. They work alongside surgical teams to make sure that patients are receiving the best possible care, and serve as liaisons between the surgical team and the patients’ families. We join AORN to […]

Another Management Mock Survey in Lawrence, KS

It’s that time of year! Another mock survey for a management client we’ve worked with for 4 years now, Lawrence Surgery Center in Lawrence, KS. Deb and Crissy met up in this fun, college town to spend a day with the wonderful staff at the surgery center. The management team (Jared, Wanda, Leiza and Lynette), […]

CMS Granting Exceptions to ASCs Affected by Natural Disasters

Due to the devastating impacts of several recent natural disasters, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions for Medicare quality reporting requirements to ASCs located in affected areas. ASCs Affected by the Northern California Wildfires CMS will grant exceptions to ASCs located in areas affected by the October 2017 Northern California […]

The Never-Ending Quest for Quality

The Never-Ending Quest for Quality Administrative Eyecare July/Aug 2017 Regina Boore, MS, BSN, RN, CASC In recent years, surgery centers have heightened their focus on quality. An active Quality Assess-ment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program has always been required for accredited surgery centers. Fortunately, the Medicare requirements effected in 2009 (416.43 Condition for Coverage: Quality […]