Archive December 2002 III, No. 12

Features

Site Visit
AtlantiCare Surgery Center, LLC, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Staffing
Making Safety Job One

Product News

This Just In...
New CASC Credential to Recognize and Reward Outpatient Surgery Administrators

My Turn
Creating a Culture of Safety

Letters & Emails
PK Not Always OK

Coding & Billing
Inside the Revised CPT Codes

Ideas That Work
Appealing Denied Claims

Avoiding 5 Common Safety Mistakes
Best practices for your facility to become a safer environment for both your staff and your patients

5 Ways to Keep Drugs and Supplies Safe and Secure
Steps you can take to improve your medication and supply security.

The Art of Fast OR Turnover
A nurse managers beat-the-clock approach for preparing the OR for the next surgical case.

Preop Anesthesia Testing Gets Smarter
Our reader survey found that the traditional more-is-better approach to preop anesthesia testing is giving way to a more refined, efficient philosophy.

The 5 Guiding Principles of Daily Surgical Scheduling
Follow these scheduling principles and youll inevitably do whats best for your patients, surgeons, staff and bottom line.

Dealing with Difficult Surgeons
What to do when surgeons yell, hurl insults, throw charts and otherwise pitch fits in your surgery center

December 2002

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