Editorial Calendar

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Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 12/11/17; Materials: 12/15/17

Feature Articles

  • 2018 Salary Survey
  • How to Find a Compounding Partner You Can Trust
  • Warming: A Key to Patient Satisfaction?
  • 7 Tips for Safer Trendelenburg Positioning
  • Thinking of Buying...Rigid Sealed Containers
  • What's New in Cataract Extraction
  • We Can Prevent DVT
  • Single-Use Instruments—Could They Help You
  • 10 Ways To Avoid Cancelled Cases
  • 10 Tips for More Successful Spinal Fusions
  • What's New in Hemorrhoid Therapy
Manager's Guide to Megatrends in Surgery

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 12/4/17; Materials: 12/8/17


Feature Articles

  • Pushing the Limits of What Surgeons Can See
  • How and Why Outpatient Surgery is Taking Over
  • The Incredible Shrinking Incision
  • Can We End Cross-Contamination?
  • The Robots are Coming!
  • The New Economic Imperative of Patient Safety
  • "Patient Centered:" The New Watchword in Healthcare
  • Can We Eliminate Post-op Pain?
  • What's the Future of Pay for Performance?
  • Where Are We Going With 3D Printing?
  • The Promise of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 1/8/18; Materials: 1/12/18

Special Distribution AAOS

Feature Articles

  • New Instruments for Mini-laparoscopy
  • Optimizing Your Pain Pump Program
  • Thinking of Buying...Fluid Waste Management Technology
  • Drug Safety: How to Prepare for the New Rules
  • New Products for Upper GI Procedures
  • How to Fend off C. diff
  • How to Succeed With Outpatient Trauma
  • How Image Enhancement Works in Practice
  • How to Eliminate Duodenoscope Contamination
  • 5 Game-Changing Advances in Arthroscopy
  • How We Standardized Patient Positioning
  • Did Surgical Smoke Cause This Surgeon's Respiratory Problems?
  • 10 Tips for Total Hip Efficiency
  • The Economics of Pupillary Dilation
  • Can You Pass This Prepping Quiz?
Innovations in Surgery Supplement

Insertion Orders: 1/1/18; Materials: 1/5/18

Special Distribution AAOS/AORN/ASCRS/ASCA/APIC

Introduce your unique product or service to our readers in this affordable supplement. Full and half page formats are available — we'll even do the production work for you! The issue is packaged with our magazine, and your ad will also appear on our popular "Did You See This" portal. We even distribute the issue at the large surgical shows listed above!


Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 2/12/18; Materials: 2/16/18

Special Distribution AORN

Feature Articles

  • What's New in Prefilled Syringes
  • Update on Pre-op Nutrition
  • Reader Survey on Post-op Pain Management
  • How We Implemented MRSA Screening
  • What's New In Bronchoscopy
  • Update on Pre-Admission Software
  • Reader Survey on Employee Safety
  • Update on MIGS Procedures
  • How to Build an MH Protocol
  • How to Prevent Violence in the Surgical Facility
  • Thinking of Buying...Video Laryngoscopes
  • Technology for the Growing Reporting Burden
  • Technology for Easier Normothermia Maintenance
Manager's Guide to New Construction

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 2/5/17; Materials: 2/9/18


Feature Articles

  • Idea Book for Your New Surgery Facility
  • How to Outfit for Outpatient Orthopedics
  • How to Outfit for Abdominal Surgery
  • How to Outfit for Outpatient Spine
  • How to Outfit for Chronic Pain
  • How to Outfit for ENT
  • How to Outfit for Ophthalmology
  • How to Outfit for GI
  • Technology for Super-Efficient ORs
  • Designing Green
  • Choosing Your Professional Advisers
  • 10 Tips for Designing Your Central Sterile Department
  • How to Get the Best Video System for the Dollar

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 3/12/18; Materials: 3/16/18

Special Distribution ASCRS, ASCA

Feature Articles

  • We're "Just Saying No" to Retained Objects
  • How Could These Wrong-Site Surgeries Have Been Prevented?
  • Create the Perfect Cataract Experience
  • New Technology in Wound Care
  • Thinking of Buying...Medication Safety Technology
  • 5 Tips on Using Patient Financing
  • New Alternatives to Phacoemulsification
  • 5 Ways to Improve Specimen Handling
  • How We Do High-BMI Patients in our ASC
  • Hernia Mesh and Patient Satisfaction: What the Research Says
  • Can We Make Smoke Evacuation the Law of the Land?
  • Update on GERD Treatments
  • How We Aced Our Accreditation Survey
Manager's Guide to Hot Technology

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 3/5/18; Materials: 3/9/18


  • What's New in MIS Robots and Robot Alternatives
  • New Developments in Anesthesia and Pain Control
  • Eying the New Combo Electrosurgery Technologies
  • Update on Single-Use Scopes, Power Tools and Instrument Sets
  • What's New in ENT Image Guidance
  • What's New in Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • What's New in Whole-Room Disinfection
  • What's New in Reprocessing
  • New Developments in Cataract Surgery
  • Could Handheld Imaging Work in Your Facility?
  • Technology for Better Total Joints Outcomes
  • Arthroscopic Joint Preservation Technology
  • How to Choose a Patient Communication Program
  • What's New in Surgical Video

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 4/9/18; Materials: 4/13/18

Feature Articles

  • What's New in Scarless Surgery
  • The Anatomy of a Compounding Lab
  • What I Saw at AAOS
  • The Financial Case for Adding Therapeutic Lasers
  • Cool New Monitor Features to Consider
  • New Options in Fluid Waste Disposal
  • How to Grow Your Spine Surgery Service
  • The Brave New World of Total Joint Reimbursement
  • Reader Survey on Outsourcing
  • Common Sense Pressure Injury Prevention
  • How to Do Outpatient Liver Resection
  • How to Optimize Your CNB Program
  • Would Vendor Bundling Offers Work for You?
  • How We Improved Our Patient Experience Scores
Manager's Guide to Infection Control

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 4/2/18; Materials: 4/6/18


Feature Articles

  • 5 Keys to Stopping the Spread of MRSA
  • New Tools to Combat Biofilm
  • How to Implement the New CDC Guidelines
  • Better Ways to Manage Loaner Instruments
  • Your Flexible Endoscopes Are Not Clean
  • How We Standardized Skin Prepping
  • The Unacceptable Cost of Preventable SSIs
  • Audit your OR Disinfection Process
  • Strategies for Preserving Normothermia
  • The Double Gloving Imperative
  • Perfecting Your Rigid Container Protocols
  • Your Options in Low-Temperature Sterilization

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 5/14/18; Materials: 5/18/18

Special Distribution APIC

Feature Articles

  • SAGES Report: What's New in MIS?
  • Q&A on Prefilled Syringes
  • Difference Makers in Infection Control
  • The Case for Laser Cataract Surgery
  • DDW Report: What's New in GI
  • Your Options in Sterile Instrument/Implant Sets
  • Do Checklists Really Work? They Do in Our Facility
  • This Strategy Cut Our Sharps Injuries in Half
  • What's New in Bone Graft Materials
  • Should You Add an OR Integration System?
  • How to Pick a Patient Survey Firm
  • What's New in Vein Surgery
  • Update on Neuromonitoring Technology
  • Non-Narcotic Alternatives for Post-op Pain
PLUS: Preview of OR Excellence Issue (for ORX sponsors registered by 5/1/18 only)
Game Changers in Surgery Supplement

Insertion Orders: 5/7/18; Materials: 5/11/18


Give our readers an in-depth view of your product/service with this powerful supplement. You'll get a 2-page spread for the price of a 1-page ad in our regular issue. Display an ad on one side and content (whitepaper, testimonial, success stories,etc.) on the other. The issue is packaged with our magazine, and your ad will also appear on our popular "Did You See This" portal. We even distribute the issue at the large sugical shows listed above!


Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 6/11/18; Materials: 6/15/18

Feature Articles

  • What's New in Outpatient Cancer Treatment
  • ASCRS Report: What's New in Cataract Surgery
  • Opportunities in Upper Airway Surgery
  • New Technology to Prevent Retained Objects
  • How to Achieve Better Total Knee Economics
  • Opportunities in Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • 10 Ways to Prevent Pressure Injuries
  • How We Reduced Surgical Smoke
  • We Slashed Our SSI Rate
  • A Buyer's Guide to Big Screen Surgery
  • Is Your Decontamination Up to Speed?
  • Top Tips for Managing Medical Waste
  • Technology for Scheduling Efficiency
  • How and Why to Perform Fecal Transplants
Manager's Guide to Anesthesia

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 6/4/18; Materials: 6/8/18


Feature Articles

  • Can You Pass This Malignant Hyperthermia Quiz?
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks: The Standard of Care?
  • Yes, You Can Get the Anesthesia Service You Want and Need
  • Pain, Consciousness and More: What's New in Monitoring Technology
  • Update on Fast-Track Surgery
  • Fine Tune Your Patient Warming Protocols
  • New Ideas for Difficult Airways
  • Update on Safe, Comfortable Vascular Access
  • 10 Ways to Achieve Better Patient Satisfaction
  • 10 Ways to Improve Inhalational Anesthesia
  • Technology for Better, Safer Medication Management

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 7/9/18; Materials: 7/13/18

Ad Study Issue

Feature Articles

  • 10 Questions to Ask Your Compounding Lab
  • How to Standardize IV Starts
  • Best Practices for Verifying Flexible Scope Cleaning
  • Thinking of Buying...Whole Room Disinfection Systems
  • We Nearly Doubled Our Patient Satisfaction Scores
  • Reader Survey on Cataract Surgery
  • Point-Counterpoint on Routine MRSA Screening
  • The Future of Surgical Video
  • Update on EMR Systems
  • Secrets of High-Volume Urology Centers
  • Alternative Therapies in Surgery — What You Need to Know
  • The Future of Robotic Hernia Repair
Manager's Guide To Orthopedic Surgery

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 7/2/18; Materials: 7/6/18


Feature Articles

  • New Ideas in Orthopedic Anesthesia
  • How and Why to Do Outpatient Total Ankles
  • What's New in Total Joint Positioning Technology
  • The Economics of Outpatient Fracture Repair
  • 5 Keys to Managing a Bundled Total Joint Program
  • Why and How to Do Total Shoulders Outpatient
  • The Case for Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
  • Achieving Better Total Knee Outcomes
  • What You Need to Know About Joint-Preservation Surgery
  • Tables and Attachments that Make Ortho Cases Easier
  • A Guide to Outpatient Total Joint Support Programs
  • Tools for Efficient Fluid Waste Disposal

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 8/13/18; Materials: 8/17/18

Special Distribution ORX

Feature Articles

  • The 10th Annual OR Excellence Awards
    • Patient Safety
    • Pain Control
    • Patient Satisfaction
    • Financial Management
    • Employee Safety
    • SSI Prevention
    • Environmental Stewardship
  • How to Do Safer Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Our Large Hospital Went to Outpatient Total Joints
  • What's New In GI Visualization
  • Update on Cataract Outsourcing
  • Technology to Improve Your Spine Surgery Results
  • Image Enhancement Photo Atlas
  • Thinking of Buying...Surgical Headlights
Innovations in Surgery Supplement

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 8/6/18; Materials: 8/10/18

Special Distribution ORX/ASA/AAHKS

Introduce your unique product or service to our readers in this affordable supplement. Full and half page formats are available — we'll even do the production work for you! The issue is packaged with our magazine, and your ad will also appear on our popular "Did You See This" portal. We even distribute the issue at the large sugical shows listed above!


Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 9/10/18; Materials: 9/14/18

Special Distribution ASA, AAHKS

Feature Articles

  • Your Options in Resposable Laparoscopic Instruments
  • Choosing an Abdominal Surgery Robot
  • Update on Cutting and Sealing
  • Biologic Mesh and Value-Based Healthcare
  • 5 Strategies for Outstanding Post-op Pain Control
  • Reader Survey on Airway Management
  • Take Advantage of the New Patient Monitoring Options
  • What to Look for in Orthopedic Power Tools
  • Point-Counterpoint on Total Hips: Anterior or Posterior Approach
  • When to Sterilize Your GI Scopes
  • How to Convert Your ORs to 4K
  • New Ideas for Preventing Endophthalmitis
  • Update on Wound Irrigation
  • What's the Future for NPO?
Manager's Guide to Staff & Patient Safety

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 9/3/18; Materials: 9/7/18


Feature Articles

  • Are You Meeting the Patient Warming Standard of Care?
  • What's New in Medication Safety Technology
  • "Must-Haves" for Your MH Cart
  • We Conquered Our Sharps Safety Problem
  • Let's Stamp Out Patient Falls
  • How We Solved Our Surgical Smoke Problem
  • Technology for Better Radiation Safety
  • How to Virtually Eliminate OR Pressure Injuries
  • Achieving No Objects Left Behind
  • Products to Keep the OR Floor Dry
  • Are You Choosing the Right Personal Protective Gear?
  • Get 100% Compliance With Your Safety Checklist
  • So You're Ready to Go Latex-Free?

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 10/8/18; Materials: 10/12/18

Feature Articles

  • What's New in Urology Scopes
  • The Future of Outpatient Bariatric Surgery
  • 5 Trends to Watch in ENT Technology
  • Are Your Touchscreen Monitors Spreading Infection?
  • Reader Survey on Prepping
  • Thinking of Buying ... Non Latex Surgical Gloves
  • The Case for 3D Video
  • Should You Add Interventional Gastroenterology
  • Update on Cataract Surgery Medications
  • New Products for Regional Anesthesia
  • Products that Make Patient Transport Safer
  • Opportunities in Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Alternative Approaches to PONV Prevention
  • How and Why to Run Dual Ortho Rooms

Ad Dates Insertion Orders: 10/29/18; Materials: 11/2/18

Feature Articles

  • 5 Game-Changing Advances in Abdominal Surgery
  • Thinking of Buying...Patient Warming Technology
  • What I Saw at ASA
  • Pave the Way for Perfect Robotic Cases
  • A Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Superbugs
  • Update on Nasal Decolonization
  • A Guide to Going Green in Your OR
  • 5 Game-Changing Advances in Cataract Surgery
  • A Guide to OR Integration Systems
  • Is It Time for a Second Time Out?
  • Innovations in Spine Surgery Positioning
  • A 6-Step Process for Cutting Room Turnover Time in Half
  • 10 Tips for Better Perioperative Knee Management
  • 5 Strategies to Successfully Deal with Drug Shortages
The Big Book of Surgery Supplement

Insertion Orders: 11/5/18; Materials: 11/9/18


Make sure your product or service is included in this compilation of the most important offerings of 2018. The Big Book of Surgery will come polybagged with the December issue and receive extra distributon at eight different surgical meetings!