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Time Out

Today is National Time Out Day in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers around the country. Taking a “time out” to confirm correct patient, correct procedure, correct surgical site and other important information before every operative and other invasive procedure is a requirement of The Joint Commission Universal Protocol. Despite the requirement, 40-60 wrong-site surgeries likely occur in the U.S. each week.

Time Out Day was created by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses in 2004 to raise awareness about the importance of requiring the entire surgical team to pause before all invasive procedures to communicate as a group and confirm key information about the patient and procedure to help prevent errors from occurring.

Wrong patient, wrong site, wrong procedures are sentinel events – described by The Joint Commission as “an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof.”

To perioperative nurses, they are tragedies. That is why we as Perioperative Nurses at Madison Memorial Hospital and Madison Surgery Center commemorate National Time Out Day with this public commitment to our patients, their loved ones and the entire surgical community that We Will Always Take Time Out for each Patient, Every Time.

Time for Patients



Pose Running

Happy National Running Day!

Aerobic exercise, such as running, has many health benefits. Our blood receives more oxygen and our body releases endorphins. Running can boost the immune system and also help prevent many diseases.

There are many health benefits to running; however, if not done properly it can really harm us. It’s important to have good form in order to make sure we aren’t causing damage.

Pose Running is a specific running form designed to protect our body and to help us be super efficient!

Pose running includes running with the ball of the foot hitting the ground first and then lightly tapping down on the heel, rather than running heel to toe. This prevents shock waves sent to the ankle, knee and hips.

It’s also important to lean slightly forward, and let your feet drop with gravity. Work with gravity and not against it in order to run more efficiently.

Then finally, when your foot has completed its stance on the ground, pull it up under the hip instead of throwing it backwards. This will save energy and help proceed with the next step.

It takes practice to train the body to run like this, but it is well worth it!

Enjoy your running today!

Content from:

Mayo Clinic

Cross Fit 

Pose Tech 


Men’s Health June

June – Men’s Health Month

With each month comes a new focus. This month is all about men and the different services/check ups that men need to know about to live a long and healthy life. Even though we are specifically catering to men, these tips could help many others. Here’s to healthy, happy lives!

The Missing Ingredient in your Diet


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