Archive July 2003 IV, No. 7


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.


Editor's Page
RNs Should Not Push Propofol

This Just In

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

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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