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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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Understanding Practice Management Companies

By CCI Anesthesia

As an administrator, you have likely witnessed the trend happening throughout the country where solo practitioners, group practices and even clinics of several hundred physicians are looking for partners with the necessary capital and organizational expertise and experience to help them innovate and grow. Small groups are routinely acquired by larger ones that are typically…

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Rural Realities for Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

The needs of rural hospitals are unique, and it takes a special anesthesia management company to meet those needs. An even rarer find is an anesthesia practice management partner that can also solve other problems that are unique to rural hospitals. Having worked with rural hospitals since 2004, CCI Anesthesia has an in-depth understanding of…

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Tips on Recruiting Anesthesia Providers for Rural Communities

By CCI Anesthesia

Recruiting anesthesia providers has never been more challenging than it is today. By 2033, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a shortfall of around 12,500 anesthesiologists, and the current shortage of CRNAs is expected to worsen. Rather than being forced to close operating rooms due to a short-staffed anesthesia department, stay ahead of the…

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Improving Access to Safe Anesthetic Care in Rural Communities

By CCI Anesthesia

Rural healthcare comes with its own set of unique challenges. CCI understands these challenges and our years of experience have taught us how to best support rural facilities and the patients they serve. Since 2004, we have worked exclusively with rural hospitals to provide quality anesthesia services. Improving access to safe anesthetic care in rural…

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A Hospital’s Guide for Evaluating Your Anesthesia Department

By CCI Anesthesia

Whether your anesthesia group has been in place for decades or for days, evaluation is essential. As a hospital administrator, your duty is to ensure that your facility is receiving the best anesthesia service possible at a fair price. But how can you be sure? We’ve assembled a guide for evaluating your anesthesia department that…

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Benefits of Perioperative Medication Management

By CCI Anesthesia

As long as drug hazards exist for patients everywhere, improving medication management should be an ongoing priority for any anesthesia department. The Institute of Medicine has estimated that each year medication errors injure at least 1.5 million Americans and cost the health care system more than $3.5 billion. Not only do anesthesia providers have to…

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Supporting OR Efficiency with Strong Perioperative Leadership

By CCI Anesthesia

After working in anesthesia practice management since 2004, we have found a common theme in underperforming surgical departments—poor leadership. While it may be easier to point the finger at an individual surgical team member or place blame on other departments for issues like slow room turnover, high complication rates, case cancellations or low morale, the…

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The Importance of Effective Communication in the Perioperative Setting

By CCI Anesthesia

Stakes are high in the perioperative suite. In fact, it is plausible to believe that they could not possibly be any higher, given that patients’ lives are at stake. When seconds count, communication is critical. Communication is also vital in avoiding surgical delays, turning over rooms quickly and keeping departments staffed optimally. Whether the scenario…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: Foundations of Perioperative Leadership

By CCI Anesthesia

The delivery of quality anesthesia care involves much more than anesthetizing patients. Anesthesiologists and CRNAs are part of perioperative teams working together to achieve safe, productive and efficient work environments. Effective leadership is critical to the success of an anesthesia department. At CCI Anesthesia, our goal is to develop anesthesia leaders who go above and…

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