September 17-19, 2018 Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

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OR Manager Conference (formerly Managing Today’s OR Suite), brings together more than 1, 400 managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite for 3 days of continuing education and networking opportunities. The conference builds on the content developed in each issue of OR Manager, providing you with a live learning experience. Earn CEs, AEUs, and explore new technologies with solution providers.

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Continuing Education

OR Manager Conference provides you with plenty of opportunities to earn contact hours throughout the three days you will spend in Orlando!

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Updates from OR Manager

Music reduces anxiety before regional anesthesia

Editor’s Note Music is a viable alternative to IV midazolam in reducing anxiety before a preoperative peripheral nerve block, this study finds. A total of 157 adult patients were randomly assigned to one of two options 3 minutes before peripheral nerve block−either an injection of 1-2 mg of midazolam or noise canceling headphones playing Marconi […] The post Music reduces anxiety before regional anesthesia appeared first on OR Manager.
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Harvard, ACS to develop value measurement program

Editor’s Note The Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness has teamed up with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to develop a value-based measurement program for hospitals and surgical practices. The program, “Transforming Healthcare Resources to Increase Value and Efficiency [ACS THRIVE],” will be tested at 10 to 15 hospitals and will focus […] The post Harvard, ACS to develop value measurement program appeared first on OR Manager.
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Improving OR efficiency with machine learning prediction of case-time duration

Editor’s Note In this study, researchers developed service- and surgeon-specific statistical models using linear regression and machine learning to predict case-time duration at a large academic medical center. Results showed: The machine-learning algorithm had the highest predictive capability. The surgeon-specific was superior to the service-specific model, with higher accuracies and percentage of cases in the […] The post Improving OR efficiency with machine learning prediction of case-time duration appeared first on OR Manager.
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FDA: Class I recall of Alaris Infusion Sets

Editor’s Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on July 18 identified the recall by Becton Dickinson of its Alaris Infusion Sets for the Alaris Pump Model 8100 as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of the potential for tube collapse that may cause unintended or faster than expected delivery of […] The post FDA: Class I recall of Alaris Infusion Sets appeared first on OR Manager.
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