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QUAD A NOW

Global Accreditation Podcast

PODCAST LIBRARY

In this episode, Dr. Hunter Cherwick discusses the mission and operations of Orbis International and its Flying Eye Hospital. Orbis is a nonprofit organization that focuses on eliminating avoidable blindness in low to middle income countries. The Flying Eye Hospital is a unique teaching hospital on wings that travels around the world to showcase the best surgeries and hospital systems.

Orbis emphasizes capacity building and leaving local communities with the ability to continue providing eye care. The organization focuses on service delivery, skilled transfer, and systems transfer. They also utilize telemedicine and distance learning platforms to provide support and education remotely.


In this insightful episode of QUAD A NOW, host Tom Terranova engages with Jeanine Watson, Senior Manager of the Ambulatory Surgery Division at AORN, to delve into the nursing shortage impacting surgical specialties, particularly in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). They explore the historical context and mission of AORN, the ongoing challenges of staffing shortages, and their direct effects on patient care and safety in the outpatient setting.

The discussion highlights unique challenges in surgical nursing within ASCs, such as the need for diverse training amidst high patient volumes. Listen as they discuss actionable strategies like competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, and flexible schedules to mitigate these issues. The role of technology in enhancing efficiency and the future outlook on the nursing shortage also feature prominently in this engaging conversation.


This introductory episode of the Quad A Now podcast features a conversation about the origins, purpose, and impact of Quad A. The conversation highlights the shift from hospital-based to office-based surgery, the need for accreditation to ensure patient safety, and the role of Quad A in setting standards and promoting best practices. The importance of data collection and its impact on patient safety is emphasized, in addition to the expansion of Quad A to include other specialties and its international accreditation efforts.

The episode concludes with a discussion on the importance of public awareness of accreditation. The conversation explores the international program of Quad A and its role in establishing consistency and safety standards across different countries. The guests, which include Dr. Robert Singer, Dr. Lawrence Reed and Dr. William Rosenblatt, discuss the efforts to expand certification globally and how Quad A has adapted to the changing face of medicine and the responsibility of physicians in ensuring patient safety.


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