San Francisco—Attention to safety, speed, staffing, standardization, simplicity, and suppleness is the key to efficiency and effectiveness in the operating room (OR), explained Bradford J. Shingleton, MD, at glaucoma subspecialty day during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.
Wilmette, IL?Pre-procedure processing of patients, appropriate staffing and purchasing practices, scheduling, and billing and collection methods contribute to the efficiency of ambulatory health-care centers, according to a non-clinical study of cataract surgery in such centers.
Pinellas Park, FL—Transitions Optical's traveling Eye Didn't Know That! exhibit helped inform more than 170,000 consumers about healthy sight before recently concluding its North American tour.
Cleveland, OH —Howard S. Siegel, MD, and his wife, Judith, love a spin around a dance floor—whether it be with dance clubs, in showcases, when traveling, or teaching their students.
I do not travel much, but recently was excited to represent my department at a special once-in-a-lifetime meeting in Asia. First, I flew to Chicago. A few hundred of us then piled into a 747 at 11 a.m., and the jet taxied out onto the runway. About to take off, we suddenly veered off to the side of the runway, the engines went dead, and fire trucks were visible heading our way.
Although Ronald L. Snow, MD, has been an aviator for more than 35 years, flying is not something he takes for granted.
Escondido, CA—Optelec U.S. Inc., a manufacturer of products for people who are blind or partially sighted, has purchased the Professional Products Division of Lighthouse International.
Many a person looks forward to retirement when there is time to travel, relax, and enjoy life to its fullest.