Surgery Complications

  • Sandel Gives Medical Center a Colorful Solution
    Sandel Medical Industries LLC, has provided a colorful assist to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital’s efforts to improve safety conditions in the operating room. ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • CMS Denies Payments on Three ‘Never Events’
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced three national coverage determinations (NCDs) to establish uniform national policies that will prevent Medicare from paying for certain serious, preventable errors in medical care. ...More
    January 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Surgical Safety Checklist Drops Deaths and Complications by More Than One-Third
    An international pilot study involving the Toronto General Hospital (TGH), a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, and other hospitals from around the world, has found that using a Surgical Patient Safety Checklist significantly reduces surgical ...More
    January 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • HHS Issues Action Plan to Prevent HAIs
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled a plan that establishes a set of five-year national prevention targets to reduce and possibly eliminate health care-associated infections (HAIs). ...More
    January 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hip Replacement Study Explores Failures, Need for Revisions
    Each year, thousands of patients undergo total hip replacement surgery in order to help alleviate pain associated with debilitating hip disease and other related hip problems. According to a new study published in the January 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint ...More
    January 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Las Vegas Hepatitis C Outbreak Triggers National Study
    The study, in the planning stage but expected to be complete by February, will determine to what extent data are available on the frequency and characteristics of health care-associated infections in ASCs. ...More
    December 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Light-Activated Treatments Could Solve MRSA Problems After Surgery
    DUBLIN, Ireland — Killer dyes that can wipe out bacteria could help solve the superbug problems faced by surgical patients, scientists heard at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting being held this week at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland."We showed ...More
    September 9, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ind. Outpatient Surgery Centers' Medical Errors Increase
    INDIANAPOLIS─ Indiana surgery centers, along with hospitals saw a 24 percent increase in medical errors, the Indianapolis Star reported.Errors such as allowing patients to develop bed sores, objects left in patients after surgery and surgery on the wrong body part ...More
    September 3, 2008 Posted in News
  • Infection Prevention in ASCs Starts With Proper Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection
    While methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have largely been hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), for the past several years practitioners in the outpatient surgery arena have been on guard against community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) infections that ...More
    August 27, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Ortho-McNeil Initiates Skin Infection Registry
    More than 50 hospitals nationwide will participate in this prospective, multi-center registry, which will comprehensively characterize the four major types of cSSTIs: diabetic foot infections, surgical site infections, deep soft tissue abscesses and cellulitis (an infection ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News