How Are Smart Lights Improving the Operating Room?

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Think of smart features in a home setting. Lights, a television, a thermostat, and other items may be controlled by voice, a remote control, or other means. This can improve life in a variety of ways, and it eliminates the need to get up and do something manually. This can be especially important when you’re… Read more »

Stress Tips for Sterile Techs Fighting the Pandemic

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Everyone experiences stress at one time or another. Stress rates can be higher in trying times; many people are finding that their stress levels are higher now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ignoring stress doesn’t make it go away, but there are several steps you can take to help manage your stress. Don’t Deny Your Feelings… Read more »

Facts to Know About Hand Hygiene

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How many times a day do you wash your hands? Have you ever noticed a colleague who doesn’t wash their hands as often as they should? It’s part of our routine, but when things are very hectic, it can be overlooked. And that can cause problems. There’s Always Room for Improvement Although it may seem… Read more »

What Tactics Increase Operating Room Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Safety is always a top priority in any healthcare situation, but COVID-19 has introduced new complications. The coronavirus is part of our current reality, and safety measures wouldn’t be complete if they didn’t address it. What can increase operating room safety during this time? Test When Possible As we know now, it’s possible that people… Read more »

The Best Question You Can Ask in Your Next Healthcare Job Interview – What Did You Do for Your Team at the Peak of the COVID Crisis?

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When you go to a job interview, the employer is interviewing you, but you’re interviewing the employer, as well. It will give you a glimpse of what it’s like to work there, how employees are treated, and whether it would be a good fit for you. What was it like to work there during COVID-19?… Read more »

Four Tips for Healthcare Workers to Handle Stress and Anxiety During Their Shift

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Bad days can happen to anyone, but they can be more common during times of high stress, pressure, and worry. COVID-19 is a source of concern for everyone, but healthcare workers may find that they’re dealing with more stress and anxiety than normal. Fortunately, there are some tools that can help. Check In Say you’re… Read more »

Is Voice Recognition Coming to the Operating Room?

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Do you use Siri or Alexa? Or maybe you ask Google to make an appointment on your calendar. Did you ever consider this type of technology in the operating room? In some ORs, it’s already there. And it may be coming soon to other operating rooms across the country. Let’s take a look at what… Read more »

How Should Sterile Techs Handle Equipment with COVID-19?

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Sterile techs are an integral part of any healthcare environment. They work behind the scenes to clean, decontaminate, and sanitize instruments to be used again. Their efforts keep patients, healthcare providers, and others safe from infection. What does COVID-19 mean for sterile techs? How should they handle equipment during this time? Follow the Guidelines The… Read more »

Words to Make Your Healthcare Resume Sound More Impressive

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Grab your resume, pretend you’ve never seen it before, and read it. What did you think? Is it well written? Would you hire yourself? Your resume is your only chance to make a first impression, so it must be a top-notch document. If it’s not, it’s time to go back to the drawing board and… Read more »

What Is a Hybrid Operating Room? How Will It Change Surgery?

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We make use of technology in many ways every day. When a new technology emerges, we maximize its advantages to benefit ourselves and our work. Hybrid operating rooms maximize technological advantages to benefit patients. Let’s explore that. What Is a Hybrid Operating Room? A hybrid operating room mixes interventional radiology and surgical equipment. The idea,… Read more »