“Concurrent” Surgeries – Is it OK for a surgeon to operate in different ORs at the same time?

Over fifteen years ago a general surgeon at one of our community hospitals left the OR to operate at a competing hospital, and told a nurse to close the incision. He claimed OR nurses could train and be certified as “closers”. Problem was the nurse hadn’t been certified and did not have hospital privileges for … Continue reading “Concurrent” Surgeries – Is it OK for a surgeon to operate in different ORs at the same time?