Blogs

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic – Opioid Free Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

Many opioid addicts trace the beginning of their addiction back to a hospital stay when they received opioids as an analgesic modality. With the opioid epidemic ravaging today’s world, it makes sense for anesthesia providers to consider anesthetic alternatives that lead to reduced or eliminated opioid usage. According to Mayo Clinic, as many as two…

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Improving Anesthesia Information Management

By CCI Anesthesia

The delivery of anesthesia care is both an art and science. It takes skill, extreme attention to detail and compassion to provide this specific type of care to patients every day. Since the practice of anesthesia necessitates a hands-on approach, the information management aspect of it that happens behind the scenes is rarely thought of…

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Stress & Preventing Medical Burnout Among Anesthesia Providers

By CCI Anesthesia

Medical burnout is a serious issue that takes a toll on many frontline healthcare workers, including anesthesia providers. Anesthesiologists and CRNAs often work long hours while providing highly skilled acute care to patients. Their jobs are stressful, requiring constant and immense attention to detail. With patients becoming sicker than ever before, documentation expectations rapidly evolving…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: Controlled Substance Management

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D.

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D. Controlled substance management has always been a challenge for an anesthesia practice. Turnover is rapid by demand, and occasionally documentation of controlled substance use does not receive the priority that is required.  The consequences of inaccurate documentation can be devastating. The result of poor documentation can be accusations of diversion,…

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CCI Institute for Excellence: NPSG Requirements for Labeling of Syringes

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D.

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D. The requirement for the labeling of syringes became part of Joint Commission surveys as one of the National Patient Safety Goals 3. The reason for this NPSG is related to the number of avoidable events that have harmed patients. One recent case involved CRNA #1 preparing medication for CRNA #2.…

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How to Align Anesthesia and Surgical Teams

By CCI Anesthesia

If your anesthesia and surgical teams are disjointed, problems ensue. Ultimately, your bottom line will be negatively impacted, and quality metrics could decline. Finding an anesthesia group that meshes well with your surgical team is critical to the success of any hospital or surgery center. CCI Anesthesia is proficient in aligning anesthesia teams to meet…

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How Anesthesia Can Help Improve Operating Room Turnover Time

By CCI Anesthesia

Your anesthesia department should not be pulling down your operating room turnover rates. Rather, there are many ways your anesthesia providers can help to improve operating room performance. By making improvements in surgical start times and room turnover processes, your facility’s operational and financial efficiencies will also improve. With CCI Anesthesia, you will have a…

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Improving Clinical Excellence in Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

For decades, standards of anesthesia care have advanced rapidly. Considering that it was only in the mid 1970s that the use of ether as an anesthetic ended, it is truly impressive to think about how far the delivery of anesthesia care has come in a short period of time. With this tremendous advancement comes significant…

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Tips for Finding Your Next Anesthesiologist or CRNA Job

By CCI Anesthesia

Across the country and around the world, anesthesiologists and CRNAs are in high demand. This means there is no shortage of job openings for anesthesia providers, but how do you know if your offer is competitive and transparent? Fine print, job stability, clinical autonomy and teaching expectations are merely a few considerations you must take…

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How Anesthesia Providers Can Help Improve OR Performance

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesia providers are seldom credited for their important roles in improving operating room performance. At CCI Anesthesia, we know how valuable anesthesia providers are from a dual perspective that looks at both efficiency and patient care. Our providers do more than simply provide high quality anesthesia care—they are trusted teammates who work hard to support…

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