94 episodes

Clock in, scrub up, and join us behind the red line. We are First Case – an operating room podcast bringing you exciting interviews, engaging discussions, and innovative solutions that are changing the way patients receive surgical care. Each episode we talk to frontline staff, perioperative leadership, and nursing entrepreneurs from across the country as they share their stories, experience and expertise on an industry we love.

From the back table to the board room, from wheels in to wheels out. -- we tackle the real-life issues affecting the OR. Whether you’re tuning in for surgical service education or inspiration, we’re glad you're here. And now, it’s time to roll back, and start the First Case…

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Clock in, scrub up, and join us behind the red line. We are First Case – an operating room podcast bringing you exciting interviews, engaging discussions, and innovative solutions that are changing the way patients receive surgical care. Each episode we talk to frontline staff, perioperative leadership, and nursing entrepreneurs from across the country as they share their stories, experience and expertise on an industry we love.

From the back table to the board room, from wheels in to wheels out. -- we tackle the real-life issues affecting the OR. Whether you’re tuning in for surgical service education or inspiration, we’re glad you're here. And now, it’s time to roll back, and start the First Case…

    Pre-Admission Testing

    Pre-Admission Testing

    In this week's episode of the First Case "Articles On-The-Go" series, written by Paul Wafer, BS, MBA, RN, he evaluates the Pre-Admission Testing department, and explains ways to improve efficiency. 
    "Finding ways to make it easier for the RNs in Pre-Admission Testing to collect information and improving efficiency within this department will reduce cost and esure that all patient information is available prior to the patient's procedure."
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    Articles On-the-Go presents perioperative insights from written articles in a creative, easy to listen, audio format. Think audio book, meets busy Operating Room professional!
    #FirstCase #Podcast #OperatingRoom #Surgery #ArticlesOnTheGo #Productivity #Perioperative

    • 3 min
    Working Smarter: Embracing Technology to Make Surgery Safer

    Working Smarter: Embracing Technology to Make Surgery Safer

    Can technology make you safer? How do we find the balance between natural and artificial intelligence and how do we collaborate between both of them? Helping us answer these questions today is Dr. Peter Kim, MD, pediatric surgeon and founder of Activ Surgical. Tune in to learn about the current state of surgery, why surgery needs to change, and how technology in the operating room makes surgery safer.
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    #operatingroom #surgery #podcast #technology #safesurgery #patientsafety #machinelearning #artificialintelligence

    • 35 min
    For the Sake of the (Re)Call: Leveraging Technology to Improve Recall Management

    For the Sake of the (Re)Call: Leveraging Technology to Improve Recall Management

    How many times have you been sent to look for items that have been recalled? How much time did you have to spend digging through bins, looking on shelves, or reading box labels? It can be a very time-consuming, frustrating process. On today’s episode of First Case, we’re talking all about medical device recalls with Guillermo Ramas, founder of Notisphere. We’ll take a look at the current process for recall management, discuss how this process influences timely communication and trust between providers and supply chain, and learn how technology can improve the process for everyone.
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    #operatingroom #surgery #podcast #materialsmanagement #recall #supplychain #powersupply

    • 39 min
    To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question...

    To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question...

    In this week's episode of the First Case "Articles On-The-Go" series, written by Paul Wafer, BS, MBA, RN, he discusses what factors should be considered when determining whether or not to allow a surgeon to flip rooms.
    "One of the most important variables is how many cases can be done in a day, and how consistent the surgeon is in bringing enough volume to fill a day." Tune in to hear more! 
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    Articles On-the-Go presents perioperative insights from written articles in a creative, easy to listen, audio format. Think audio book, meets busy Operating Room professional!
    #FirstCase #Podcast #OperatingRoom #Surgery #ArticlesOnTheGo #Productivity #Perioperative

    • 2 min
    Protection and Prevention: Understanding Laser Safety in the Operating Room

    Protection and Prevention: Understanding Laser Safety in the Operating Room

    Have you ever heard, “I don’t need to wear laser safety goggles, I’m wearing glasses,” or, “If the surgeon isn’t going to wear the goggles, I don’t have to, either.” While not always the best fashion statement, laser safety goggles are always the best choice for eye protection when lasers are being used during a procedure. But there’s more to laser use and safety than just eye protection, although that is very important. Joining us today to discuss all things laser is Richard Gama, Director of Laser Safety at Agiliti. Together we’ll learn how lasers are different from other types of energy-based technology, discuss the common hazards, errors, and problems associated with laser use, and we’ll discuss ways we can improve health care facility and industry compliance with laser safety. Tune in to learn more!
    Love our show? Download our First Case mobile app on: 📲
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    #operatingroom #surgery #podcast #lasersafety #perioperative #surgicaltechnologist #ORNurse #surgeon #CRNA 

    • 37 min
    A Voice from the Frontline: Demystifying OR Satisfaction

    A Voice from the Frontline: Demystifying OR Satisfaction

    What’s is like to leave a position in perioperative leadership and go back to working as an OR circulator?  If you ask Dr. Jessica Gruendler, DNP, RN-BC, CNOR, CPHQ, it’s wonderful! Jessica began her career in the operating room as a surgical tech, earned her nursing degree, and spent the last 20 years in perioperative leadership positions. She recently stepped back into the role of a staff nurse, and brought her leadership perspective with her. With her unique perspective, she’s been able to learn what it is that really drives staff satisfaction, and she has very simple, actionable solutions to improve our departments. Tune in as she shares those solutions and as she highlights how leaders can work with and support their teams better.
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    #operatingroom #surgery #podcast #notjustanurse #frontline #perioperative #ORNurse

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

jamaiic ,

Addition to this wonderful podcast

I was introduced to this podcast and I’m enjoying it. I am a surgical technologist by trade for about 20 years and I’m glad someone is giving insights into our daily lives. I want to be part of this podcast to share my own perspective.

egeiger! ,

Time out

Great interview! If I ever have surgery I want Nurse Brenna in my OR! She sounds like she is on top of things! I hope that all OR personnel are as committed to this process as she is.

jt beachside ,

Two sides of the same heart

Pertinent information presented regarding Cardiac Cath procedures. Helpful and useful suggestions to improve workflow.

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