Written by admin on September 29th, 2015
ISOBS continues collaboration with AORN
-from Deborah L Spratt MPA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
AORN and the Institute for Safety in Office Based Surgery [ISOBS] are partnering to determine the current state of perioperative registered nursing practice in the office-based procedural and surgical setting.
Simply click on the link below; by answering a few brief questions, tell us about nursing practice in your office. Thank you in advance for helping us to make procedures/surgery safer.
Click Here for AORN Survey
Click Here for AORN Site
Written by admin on April 21st, 2015
The family of a Connecticut man who died during an outpatient procedure is suing the center and the medical team for malpractice after doctors allegedly convinced the man to have the unauthorized operation at an outpatient clinic where they were part owners. more here
Written by admin on January 28th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa. more here
Written by admin on August 18th, 2014
NEW YORK July 29, 2014) from PIX 11 — A loophole in New York State law lets any doctor perform cosmetic procedures, even without an anesthesiologist or any nursing help. Women in the U.S. had more than 9 million cosmetic procedures in the 2012, and increasingly these procedures are being performed in office-based surgical suites…. read more
Written by admin on August 6th, 2014
Office-based anesthesia is expanding. At the present time, there has not been a good review of what is needed for those who practice anesthesia in the office. Dr. Richard D. Urman, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Management, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and coauthors are individuals who do both office and ambulatory surgery and are leaders in the field. Their review, titled “Office-Based Anesthesia: Safety and Outcomes,” is published in this month’s issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. Read further here…
Written by admin on June 30th, 2014
Our latest ISOBS update available here as a pdf for download.
Written by admin on June 2nd, 2014
Benefit: To engage, empower ,educate and ensure safety
The ISOBS Patient Checklist
ISOBS created this novel concept to provide a role for the patient in the medical process to ensure their own safety. With increasing attention focused on the National Quality Strategy for high quality cost effective health care, patient satisfaction surveys will be assessed to rate overall health care. By providing patients with checklists of a few simple questions to ask prior to a procedure, they provide necessary “pause points” at which providers are prompted to reliably deliver appropriate care.
Written by admin on March 18th, 2014
Our latest ISOBS update available here as a pdf for download
Written by admin on April 8th, 2013
ISOBS and Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) have agreed to work together and to exchange ideas in an effort to improve ambulatory patient safety. SAMBA represents the interests of clinicians, works to enhance patient safety and provides research and education for practitioners of ambulatory anesthesia.