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Addressing surgeon fatigue and sleep deprivation(Comments Off)

August 1, 2015

Contributing factors that can result in surgeon fatigue, including insufficient staffing and extended workdays, are summarized in this month’s column, as are suggestions for preventing this condition including implementing a fatigue management plan.


TST: The right operation, on the right patient, in the right location

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.

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