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How to Handle problems in Accreditation

Accreditation problems arise when from either paper record personnel issue. It is important that you recognise the hospital has all rights to accreditation and your ability to practice on hospital grounds sets your legal coverage but also determines your reputation within the hospital environment. Common problems in accreditation are: Operating without being accredited Not being accredited in time Absence of key information Lack of personnel who will vouch for you T

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Apps that can Help your Surgical Assisting Business

There’s a number of online and phone-based applications that can assist you in making your surgical assisting life much easier. In this article we’re going to focus just on the billing and paper works side of surgical assisting and it tends to be a thing that gets lost in increasingly hectic shuffle between hospital and hospital, and it is important for you to keep records not just for medico-legal protection but also to aid the billing and easy administration of your business. Billing

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Theatre Courtesy

You’re new to theater and it’s all bright and shiny and the last time you were there, you were in med school and you stepped back accidentally and brushed against something blue (but it’s all blue…!) and then “the whole set up was contaminated…”!!! Relax. You’ll go a long way if you have good Theatre Manners. It’s important that you don’t let courtesy overwhelm sterility - keep the mask on, avoid shaking hands anywhere near the setup and if you really must bring your ba

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Preparing for a List

The best way to prepare for a new type of operation is to observe one beforehand. In this on-demand age, there are numerous online visual and text-based ways of preparing for a list - if you can’t get your hands on a copy of Zollinger's, try these strategies: Obtain a list from a practice manager by requesting one day in advance so that you can be prepared for the list beforehand Go to YouTube and search for that operation Trap for young players: there are often multiple ways to approa

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Accreditation and Working in a New Hospital

This article is aimed for those surgical assistants starting out who may not be familiar with the procedures that private hospitals have in approving you to work with them - and how they differ from hospital to hospital. Public hospitals may have different procedures from private hospitals, so if you’re commencing work at a public hospital, it’s best you consult their administration or HR department to find out their accreditation procedures. Surgical assistants may be called upon to work

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Preparing for a List in Another Specialty

At this time of the year, we’re often asked to assist in specialties in which we may not have our core skill set. It’s common for an assistant to be contacted urgently by a practice manager who has “received your name from such-and-such” in order to assist in their surgeon’s unexpected, ad-hoc list. Before saying yes, consider the following: Is will accept this list add significantly to your time? (after all, it’s the holiday season for your loved ones too) Su

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Periop Partners Builds Platforms for On-demand Patient Education

We build patient education platforms to help patients and health providers overcome challenges in the communication and comprehension around complex medical processes. Challenges for a Patient: Going to the doctor for a diagnosis ("crunch-time") is scary Fear can stop any calm, clear and rational thinking Stress can impair recall and comprehension of information ... yet at their most vulnerable, they are expected to make rational health, financial and lifestyle decisions.

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