Anesthesia Practice Management Blogs

CCI Institute for Excellence: Medication Mismanagement Issues in Anesthesia Care

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D.

Medication and controlled substance management is a core premise of anesthesia care. Even though new technological advancements have made it harder for drug abuse, drug diversion, dosing errors, labeling errors and other issues to become problems, it is still up to anesthesia providers to remain vigilant in preventing medication mismanagement. Understanding the most common issues…

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Boost Your Career Fulfillment by Choosing a Community Hospital

By CCI Anesthesia

Working at a small community hospital can be highly rewarding for healthcare providers. Care providers get to know one another well and form strong teams that work to deliver excellent patient outcomes. Working in a smaller healthcare setting also allows providers to get to know their patients on and off the clock by being active…

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The CCI Anesthesia Approach to Future-Proofing Anesthesia Services

By CCI Anesthesia

CCI Anesthesia provides anesthesia management services to community hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers nationwide. Our company includes a team of experienced professionals dedicated to delivering promptness and excellence in service to each of our clients. We take a comprehensive approach to anesthesia management services, but our focus is always on department leadership, quality management, regulatory…

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Data-Driven Anesthesia: What It Means for Community Hospitals

By CCI Anesthesia

As a leader in the complex facets of anesthesia management, CCI Anesthesia integrates data-driven strategies to address the unique pain points experienced by community hospitals. Proven and flexible options in evidence-based anesthesia management ensure superior outcomes.  Precision in Data Management Effective anesthesia management relies on collecting, managing and analyzing key data that can then be…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: Precision in Practice: Unraveling the Complexities of Oxytocin Administration in Cesarean Sections

By Sonia Shishido, MD

Problem Statement Oxytocin dosing during cesarean section recently came up as a topic of discussion in the anesthesiology department in Tillamook, Oregon. Subsequently, in January 2024, the author performed an informal review of the practice of oxytocin administration during and after cesarean with 15 anesthesiology providers. The general providers reported injecting 20 to 50 units…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: Navigating Success as a Physician or CRNA in 2024: Embracing Change and Fostering Quality

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape of 2024, the definition of success for physicians and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) has expanded well beyond traditional boundaries. Beyond simply showing up for work and providing care, success now encompasses various elements such as personal well-being, continuous learning, patient outcomes, resilience and adaptability in the face of…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: Labor and Delivery after Cesarean Section in Small and Large Hospitals

By Brian Schmutzler, MD, PhD

The Rising Popularity of TOLAC/VBAC: Factors and Implications Trial of labor after Cesarean (TOLAC) and the resulting vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) have been a practice in obstetrics for several decades. Recently, the practice has become more common and is shifting to smaller and more rural hospitals. This increase in the popularity of TOLAC/VBAC is…

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5 Quality Improvement Ideas in Anesthesia

By Charles Trentham

Quality in anesthesia has traditionally involved assessing patient complication rates based on available outcome data. This approach does provide useful information, but it’s often difficult to determine the impact of each individual since medicine is a team activity. As a result, the definition of quality has evolved to focus on metrics that increase the opportunities…

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Tips to Improve Efficiency in Your Anesthesia Department

By Charles Trentham

A strong, well-functioning anesthesia program can make or break the efficiency of your ORs. When your anesthesia department is efficient, ORs run on time and quality metrics are more easily achievable, contributing to your hospital’s overall operational and financial success. Evidence-based principles within the anesthesia program will promote patient satisfaction, throughput and safety. Here, we…

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CRNA Independent Practice States 

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

CCI Anesthesia manages numerous CRNA-only practices and hires experienced CRNAs who want to work independently at the top of their skillsets. Sometimes, certain scenarios necessitate an all-CRNA practice, and we have seen these practices provide lifelines to underserved patients and keep budgets balanced for rural hospitals. Familiarizing yourself with your state’s practice laws for anesthesia…

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Measuring Perioperative Key Performance Indicators

By Alex Gorecki

CCI Anesthesia is not your average anesthesia management service provider. We don’t just focus on modernizing the anesthesia service—we also bring cutting-edge systems to help update our clients’ entire perioperative service lines. One way we do this is by monitoring and measuring perioperative key performance indicators (KPIs), sharing the data with our clients and making…

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