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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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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CCI Institute for Excellence: Non-English Informed Consent Forms

By CCI Anesthesia

The purpose of informed consent forms (not to be confused with provider attestation forms) is to ensure the patient clearly understands the risks, benefits, alternatives, risks of alternatives, and, in some form, the likelihood of success. These items are present in the Joint Commission standards, but aside from the standards, the intent of informed consent…

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Frequently Asked Questions on Anesthesiology Management

By CCI Anesthesia

At CCI Anesthesia, our goal is to pull back the curtain on anesthesia practice management and provide transparency for our clients. When talking with prospective clients we hear many questions about transitioning to a new anesthesia practice management group, and we are always happy to answer them. Maximizing operational and cost efficiencies for hospitals and…

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Billing Anesthesia Medical Direction

By CCI Anesthesia

Medical direction is a common staffing model for anesthesia departments, but is your department in compliance when billing under this model? Although, in essence, medical direction simply means that an anesthesiologist is directing the delivery of anesthesia care from up to four CRNAs, there are actually several stipulations that must be met to ensure compliance.…

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Anesthesia Job Interview Questions to Anticipate

By CCI Anesthesia

Whether you are an anesthesiologist or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), preparing for a job interview is a worthwhile endeavor. Making a stellar first impression is important and knowing what to expect in your interview can help. Anesthesia job interview questions are much different than typical job interview questions. In addition to answering typical interview…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: Tips for Effective Department Meetings

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D.

Routine meetings in any department are imperative in order to function as a team and perform at an optimal level. The effective use of meetings is especially important when the department exists within a high-stress, fast-paced environment, as the Anesthesia Department does in the Operating Room (OR). Although the anesthesia service is not technically a…

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The Importance of Patient Education in Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

The thought of undergoing anesthesia can be incredibly frightening for many people—and understandably so, as many people do not know how the process works. When patients are nervous about anesthesia, the best thing providers can do is spend time explaining the procedure and how the anesthetics work. We strongly encourage our providers to spend as…

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Importance of Clinical Documentation in Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

Clinical documentation in anesthesia care is an essential element of safe, high-quality medical care. Anesthesia providers must value the importance of accurate and thorough documentation and diligently record it. Whether captured digitally or traditionally, documentation is a significant part of an anesthesiologist’s or CRNA’s role and should be taken seriously. Improving clinical documentation in anesthesia…

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