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ISOBS continues collaboration with AORN

Tuesday, 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.

Dr. Manny: Another tragedy demands greater outpatient transparency.

Tuesday, 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.

Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit In Mother Joan Rivers’ Death

Wednesday, 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.

Uterine biopsy, Anesthesia and Patient Empowerment

Friday, 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 

Inside New York’s dangerous cosmetic surgery loophole

Monday, 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….

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Our latest ISOBS update available here as a pdf for download.

ISOBS presents a customizable CHECKLIST specifically for THE PATIENT

Monday, 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.

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Our latest ISOBS update available here as a pdf for download

ISOBS and SAMBA working together

Monday, 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.

24-year-old dies after wisdom teeth surgery

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

A family is asking questions after a 24-year-old man died following an oral surgeon’s operation to remove his wisdom teeth late last month.

Marek Lapinski, of Murrieta, Calif., went into cardiac arrest during the common surgery, according to medical records provided by a friend of the family.

Lapinski died three days after the March 21 surgery at a clinic run by Dr. Steven Paul in Temecula, Calif.

Thomas Keiser, the friend of Lapinski’s family, called the death a “senseless tragedy.”