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July 1, 2015

This month’s column provides an update of The Targeted Solutions Tool for Safe Surgery.

A new direction for “A look at The Joint Commission”

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), reveals his goals—including expanded topics addressing surgeon fatigue and enhanced patient postoperative recovery—for this column over the next year.

Monitoring OR fires to improve patient safety

The goals of the Preventing Surgical Fires initiative are summarized in this month’s column.

Eisenberg Award

Eisenberg Award presented to ACS NSQIP for quality improvement efforts

The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum recognized ACS NSQIP with the Eisenberg Award for the quality improvement benefits it provides to hospitals by evaluating surgical outcomes and identifying areas for improvement.

Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers

Steps for developing an effective and safe medication management system at ambulatory surgery centers are summarized in this month’s article.

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