First Case

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…

Episodes

Respect the Triangle, Stop the Spark

This week’s episode of the First Case “Articles On-The-Go” series is written by Lindsey Joyce, MSN, RN, CNOR, CNL. In this article, Lindsey discusses the fire triangle, and the importance of fire safety training in our ORs.  

“Which is why education is the key to these preventable disasters. All of the surgical team, from the surgeon and anesthesiologist to the circulator and scrub, to the other staff within the department MUST know what is required of them should a fire occur. Equally as important, however, is that all of these same team members know what role they play in fire prevention.”

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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 #FireSafety

Isolation or Teamwork: Hardwiring Collaboration Into Our Culture

Do you experience collaboration within the departments of your organization, or is each department isolated? Is it possible to measure the degree to which we are collaborating? Brooke Elliott, Founder of BE Complete Coaching & Consulting, LLC, is joining us today to help us define collaboration and understand our Collaboration Quotient. How can we build collaboration into our culture? How can we break down the silos that so often exist within our organizations? Discover the answers to these questions plus learn what benefits we experience through effective collaboration in today’s discussion with Brooke!

Love our show? Download our First Case mobile app on: 📲 Apple users: https://zcu.io/gExL Android users: https://zcu.io/j7Kx Or you can subscribe to the podcast through: 💻 Apple Podcasts – https://zcu.io/qnVu iHeart Radio – https://zcu.io/5qkg Spotify – https://zcu.io/JkqK Stitcher – https://zcu.io/j76G

#OperatingRoom #Surgery #Perioperative #Collaboration #teamwork #professionaldevelopment

Chasing Your Passion: Educating & Advocating for CST Success

If you ask a patient who took care of them in the OR, they’ll definitely remember their surgeon, and they’ll probably remember their anesthetist and their nurse. But, do they ever remember the surgical technologist (ST)? Do they even know there was another expert scrubbed in for their case? In this Season 6 interview with Chris Blevins, CST, Founder of the Scrub Life Podcast, we talk about the desperate need for awareness around the important role that STs play in the operating room. Find out how we can educate about the profession, how we can reduce the national shortage of STs, and how we can advocate for better pay for this vital perioperative role. 

Love our show? Download our First Case mobile app on: 📲 Apple users: https://zcu.io/gExL Android users: https://zcu.io/j7Kx Or you can subscribe to the podcast through: 💻 Apple Podcasts – https://zcu.io/qnVu iHeart Radio – https://zcu.io/5qkg Spotify – https://zcu.io/JkqK Stitcher – https://zcu.io/j76G

#OperatingRoom #Surgery #Perioperative #SurgicalTechnologist #CST #ScrubTech #Scrub

Don’t Forget to Water Your Plants

This week’s episode of the First Case “Articles On-The-Go” series is written by Melanie Perry, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM. In this thought-provoking article, Melanie uses a gardening metaphor to remind OR Leaders to be visible and to be pay attention to their employees so they are able to pick up on any issues quickly. 

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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 #Leadership

What’s Holding You Back: Pushing Through Limiting Mindsets for Professional Growth

Let’s be real. There’s a lot of…”stuff” that can hold us back. Even stuff we aren’t aware of. Today’s interview with Lindsay Brown, VP of Sales and Marketing at Beyond Clean, will be an exploration of common limiting mindsets that prevent personal and professional growth. What IS a limiting mindset? How do our thoughts limit our progress? And how does all of this relate to our professional growth? Find out what’s holding you back in this exciting 3rd episode of Season 6!

Love our show? Download our First Case mobile app on: 📲 Apple users: https://zcu.io/gExL Android users: https://zcu.io/j7Kx Or you can subscribe to the podcast through: 💻 Apple Podcasts – https://zcu.io/qnVu iHeart Radio – https://zcu.io/5qkg Spotify – https://zcu.io/JkqK Stitcher – https://zcu.io/j76G

#OperatingRoom #Surgery #Perioperative #ProfessionalGrowth #Mindset #Professional Development

Facts vs Fiction: Exposing the Myths Surrounding UV-C Disinfection

What have you heard about UV-C Disinfection? Are all low-level disinfection devices created equally? Find out the truth about UV-C disinfection in this exciting First Case Vendor SpotlightTM with Gunner Lyslo, Founder and CEO of Surfacide. Learn how low-level disinfection with UV-C energy significantly reduces the presence of viruses and bacteria, and find out how it disinfects colonized surfaces in our operating rooms.  We’ll also discover how providing an added layer of disinfection with Surfacide’s Best-in-Class Helios System increases patient, surgeon, and employee confidence, builds patient loyalty, and even improves HCAHPS scores. If you want to be confident that your operating rooms aren’t harboring an enemy that you can’t see, tune in today!

You can learn more about the world’s only American made, patented, triple emitter robotic UV-C light solution available on the market today by visiting www.surfacide.com.  You can also follow Surfacide on LinkedIn and Facebook.

#operatingroom #vendorspotlight #infectionprevention #disinfection #UVCDisinfection #education #podcast #perioperative

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