ORDx+Rx’s Sharon McNamara, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR, discussed bullying and incivility in the operating room in a recent OR Today cover story, “Vertical Violence & Workplace Bullying.” Ms. McNamara noted that “vertical violence” (bullying from those in authority) “is one of the major issues in health care and perioperative practice because it breaks down effective communication and teamwork and places both the practitioner and the patient in unsafe conditions.” She explained that mentoring is essential to end the deleterious effects of vertical violence and to restore the OR team communication that is essential for patient safety and effective patient outcomes. Read the full article online at OR Today, and contact ORDx+Rx to learn more about how our team can restore effective communication in your operating rooms.