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April 2014

1 in 10 Healthcare Workers Abuse Drugs

Undetected or untreated, impaired providers put patients at risk.

Published: April 16, 2014

Was TV News Report About Surgeon Libelous?

Neurosurgeon says 'misleading' story drove patients away.

Published: April 11, 2014

Doc Accused of Slapping Sedated Patients So Hard He'd Sometimes Leave Red Marks

Doc claims he was testing adequacy of anesthetic; hospital faces sanctions for allegedly ignoring complaints. UPDATE: No criminal charges to be filed against surgeon

Published: April 10, 2014

FDA Approves Upgraded Surgical Robot

Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Xi expands access and applications.

Published: April 3, 2014

Another Reason Why You Should Ban Smart Phones From the OR

Patient dies during case in which the anesthesiologist admitted texting and e-mailing.

Published: April 3, 2014

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March 2014

Did United Use Phony Excuses and Delay Tactics to Avoid Lap-Band Payments?

Complaint claims insurer is targeting the morbidly obese.

Published: March 26, 2014

Tech Claims Supervisor Assaulted Her While Checking for Fake Nails

a) Court quashes suit and b) Yes, she was wearing fake nails.

Published: March 21, 2014

FDA Recalls McKesson's Anesthesia Software

See why concerns about medication safety prompted the warning.

Published: March 21, 2014

Berchtold Pays $3.6M to Settle Whistleblower Case

Sales rep could see jail time for overcharging Army hospital for surgical tables.

Published: March 20, 2014

Anesthesiologist Mistakenly Administers Fatal Dose of Lidocaine

Death is blamed on medication mix-up.

Published: March 19, 2014

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February 2014

Pulmonary Embolism After ACL Surgery Results in Patient Death, Lawsuit

Doc faces charges for failing to warn patient about calf pain.

Published: February 28, 2014

The Secret to Time Out Success

Asking all team members to speak makes a huge difference.

Published: February 20, 2014

Study Finds SSIs the Best Predictor of Surgical Readmissions

More than half of patients with SSIs return to hospital within 30 days.

Published: February 19, 2014

Study: Regional Anesthesia Does Not Increase Chance of Falling

Research suggests spinal and epidural anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks safe to use in knee replacement surgery.

Published: February 19, 2014

Recalled Tracheal Tube Could be Deadly

Teleflex says product can kink during use.

Published: February 14, 2014

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