What's a ‘Smart’ Checklist for Clinical Environments?

January 17, 2020

“Why would you start a business based on a checklist?” 

That is a question I get sometimes from people who are first learning about my company,..

Infection Prevention and Environmental Services: A Natural Synergy

October 2, 2019

Symbiosis is a close relationship between two different biological organisms in nature. Mutualism is when both species benefit from the interaction and..

The Art and Science of Making Change Stick in a Clinical Setting

September 11, 2019

I am a co-founder of a software company for the healthcare industry. And while I am new to the start-up game, new to software and new to sales, there..

Hospital Staffing Patterns: Less Support for Nurses Today

July 25, 2019

In 2015, my son and I went to the Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park in San Francisco. There were a ton of things to learn and explore, but one..

How About a ‘Time Out’ for the Surgical Environment, Too?

July 9, 2019

We observed National Time Out Day on June 12, an annual event created by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) that reminds us of..

The Nurse-Ops Connector Role That Every Hospital Should Have

March 15, 2019

Lisa Mogannam has worked in nursing at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Health for 21 years. So she knows a few things about what nurses..

9 Steps to a Nurse-Ready Patient Room

February 5, 2019

I was 23 years old at a baby shower for a coworker, Dave. We sat down together and ate our cake.

I was young, and children were not on my radar, but I..

What Is a Nurse-Ready Patient Room?

January 21, 2019

If you have ever watched a duck glide across a pond, you would probably agree that they are elegant swimmers. They seem to float effortlessly while..

Let’s Get Rid of the Workarounds Nurses Face Every Day

January 3, 2019

You might remember the classic episode of “I Love Lucy” at the chocolate factory.

Lucy and Ethel are tasked with packaging each chocolate candy by hand..

3 Steps to a ‘Case-Ready’ Operating Room (with Sample Turnover Tasks)

December 10, 2018

As I was sitting in my Marriott hotel room selecting one of the two types of pillows they laid out for me – feather or synthetic – I was once again..