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


Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit In Mother Joan Rivers’ Death

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


Uterine biopsy, Anesthesia and Patient Empowerment

Written by admin on January 23rd, 2015


  • Hetty Baynes was due to have a routine examination for uterine fibroids
  • What actually happened left her bedridden for five days
  • Hetty’s GP was shocked when she relayed the story afterwards 

more here


Late 2014 ISOBS newsletter

Written by john on December 15th, 2014

We thought it would be the perfect time to share our exciting advances: an APSF grant, our second HPHC safety grant, new publications, new people, and new developments that have only emphasized the need for our office-based surgical safety research.


Inside New York’s dangerous cosmetic surgery loophole

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


ISOBS leaders publish an article on office safety

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…


Summer 2014 ISOBS Newsletter

Written by admin on June 30th, 2014

As the summer of 2014 is upon us, we wanted to share our exciting NEWS: our second HPHC Safety Grant, New Office, four new publications, new patient checklist survey research, and expansion of our collaboration with AORN.


ISOBS presents a customizable CHECKLIST specifically for THE PATIENT

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 a checklist with 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.