Upcoming Institute of Healthcare Improvement Webinar

Written by john on October 10th, 2017

On Thursday, 10/26/17 @ 14:00 EST (2PM), we will be on air on the upcoming Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) webinar discussing our newly created ISOBS Safety Checklist for Office-Based Anesthesia Crises.

Please join us (Fred E. Shapiro, DO, Chair for ASA Committee on Patient Safety and Education and co-founder of ISOBS; Alex Hannenberg, MD, Faculty, Safe Surgery Program, Ariadne Labs, and Chief Quality Officer of the ASA; and Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, RN, MPH, director of Patient Safety for IHI) live for this free audio program!

If you miss it, this IHI podcast will be archived and available on iTunes.


Introducing ISOBS Safety Checklist for Office-Based Surgery

Written by john on October 9th, 2017

We are proud to introduce the seminal ISOBS safety checklist. Designed with the unique office-based surgical setting in mind, it focuses on the algorithms and treatment plans for both medical and non-medical emergencies that are often encountered.


Fall 2017 ISOBS newsletter

Written by john on October 8th, 2017

Welcome back, as we transition to leaf peeping season in 2017, we bring you our latest informationISOBS first fundraiser, continued growth with the addition of our new subsidiary “The Incubator for Patient Safety and Outcomes”, the latest checklist creation “The ISOBS Emergency Manual for Office-based Surgery”; and of course new publications and personnel growth.


Summer 2016 ISOBS newsletter

Written by john on August 22nd, 2016

We are excited to announce our news and advances: awarded another Leadership HPHC Safety Grant, ISOBS patient safety checklist featured on the HPHC newsletter, ISOBS safety checklist added to the ASHRM website, expansion of our patient safety initiative to all types of outpatient settings; as always, new publications and new people.


Patient Safety Checklist published

Written by john on July 12th, 2016

ISOBS patient safety checklist added to the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare website, featured in the 2016 Summer HPHC Subscriber Newsletter (subscribed by~ 400,000 people).

First published in AORN: Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Urman RD. Putting the Patient into Patient Safety Checklists. AORN Journal 2013 Oct;98(4):413-8.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2013.08.003


Office-Based Surgical Safety Checklist published

Written by john on March 8th, 2016

ISOBS surgical safety checklist was added to the office based guidelines resource handbook for American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.

First published in AORN: Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Urman RD. Checklist Implementation for Office-Based Surgery: A Team Effort. AORN Journal 2013 Sept;98 (3) 305-309. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2013.06.009


Guest Lecture @ ISPAN

Written by john on November 9th, 2015

Invited to give a lecture at the 2015 41st Annual Convention of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN), formerly known as American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses in Boston, MA.


ISOBS continues collaboration with AORN

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


Fall 2015 ISOBS newsletter

Written by john on September 16th, 2015

As the 2015-2016 academic season approaches, we thought it would be the ideal opportunity to share: continued expansion of our global outreach with new projects, personnel, presentations, publications, and most recently an HPHC Patient Safety Leadership Award.


Dr. Manny: Another tragedy demands greater outpatient transparency.

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