The Daily Adventures of Managing Surgery

Policies

Workplace Violence:  Keeping your staff safe

Workplace Violence: Keeping your staff safe

As much as we all gloss over with statistics, I was really surprised when I learned that 50% of all workplace assaults occur to healthcare workers.  We want our staff to be safe, but may not always have the tools and resources to offer optimal […]

I just love writing, reviewing, and revising policies…said no one ever!

I just love writing, reviewing, and revising policies…said no one ever!

  If you are anything like me, policy review and revision is something I tend to dread. Sometimes, there is an exhaustive thick policy book that rivals War and Peace. Sometimes, there are several books that have been divided up by category.  Always, no matter […]

Preventing those High Noon Standoffs-making sure our policies work

Preventing those High Noon Standoffs-making sure our policies work

  We know that a facility’s policies are considered the “laws” of the center. Not completely unlike the days of the Wild West, they provide a framework for the orderly operations of the facility, instead of what can feel like a battle at sundown with […]