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ISOBS Winter 2013 Newsletter

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Winter 2013 newsletter ISOBS update available here and as a pdf for download

ISOBS and AORN announce partnership, collaboration to improve office safety

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

ISOBS is excited to announce its partnership with and endorsement of the Safety Checklist for Office-Based Surgery and the Patient’s Checklist for Office-Based Procedures from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN). The mission of AORN, “is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners.” Their mission dovetails perfectly with that of ISOBS. Deborah Spratt, RN has graciously accepted our invitation to join the ISOBS Board of Directors. Stay tuned for our first ISOBS/AORN projects: an office based nursing survey and an introductory article in the Patient Safety Column in the Journal of AORN.

3rd Annual ISOBS Award Reception held in Washington, D.C. at The American Society of Anesthesiologists

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

ISOBS honored Drs. Richard P. Dutton and Jerry A. Cohen for their contributions to patient safety.

From left: Drs. Richard Urman, Jerry Cohen, Richard P. Dutton, and Fred Shapiro

Watch the video presented at our 3rd Annual Reception held in Washington DC on October 12, 2012, honoring Drs. Richard P. Dutton and Jerry A. Cohen for their contributions to patient safety.

ISOBS Research in Anesthesiology News

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

A checklist designed for an office-based plastic surgery practice improved documentation of key safety measures, researchers have found. Read more here or view the article as a .pdf

Effect of an Office-Based Surgical Safety System on Patient Outcomes research paper (as .pdf)

ISOBS featured in the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

click here to access the newsletter (ISOBS featured on pages 3, 4 & 9)