Archive July 2003 IV, No. 7

Features

RNs Pushing Propofol
This highly controversial practice is finding a home at an increasing number of facilities. Is this good medicine or risky business?

Medicine & Religion: A Contentious Mix
A Catholic health system's decision to ban surgical sterilizations has riled a group of surgeons.

How to Evaluate Orthopedic C-Arms
5 simple steps to selecting the best unit to meet the fluoroscopy needs of your ORs.

Hello Electronic Medical Records, Farewell Paper Charts
A look inside a high-tech surgery center, where tracking systems follow patients and meds from start to finish.

From The Show Floor: What I Saw at AORN
A report on the latest in capital equipment on display at the AORN's 50th Congress in Chicago

Is Image-Guided Surgery Right for Your Facility?
Find out how 3D visualization and guidance of implants and instruments let your surgeons perform more accurate, less invasive surgery.

7 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Phaco Machine
Through demos, research and talking to your surgeons, you can make the right decision.

Departments

Editor's Page
RNs Should Not Push Propofol

This Just In

Ideas That Work
Real-Time OR Stats Motivate Staff to Be on Time

Staffing
Four Ways to Cover Staff Vacations

Legal Update
6 Steps to Negotiating Safer Corporate Partnerships

Thinking of Buying
Centralized OR Controls

Infection Prevention
Is Anything That Goes Below the Waist Non-Sterile?

Site Visit
The Advanced Plastic Surgery Center, Yonkers, N.Y. Tackling AAAASF, JCAHO — and Yonkers

My Turn
Best When Anesthesiologist Directs or Provides Care

July 2003

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