Archive August 2003 IV, No. 8

Features

Handle with Care
Your smallest patients may carry the biggest anesthesia risk. Here's how to make your pediatric cases safer.

Test Your Hand Hygiene IQ
Don't let these 7 misconceptions break a link in your infection control chain.

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Prospective ASC Management Firm
Lay the groundwork for a successful relationship by getting answers to these important questions first.

7 Patient Positioning Strategies
How to provide surgical access, keep patients comfortable and prevent injuries.

How We Added Retina to Our ASC
Moving retina procedures to your facility is a profitable way to fill under-utilized OR time that doesn't require a major investment in new equipment.

Maximizing Your Consciousness Monitor
5 tips to fast-track cases and improve anesthesia outcomes.

A Look Inside Two New GERD Treatments
EndoCinch and Stretta have favorable safety and success profiles. Are these antireflux procedures right for your facility?

Departments

Editor's Page
Safety First in Pediatric Sedation

This Just In
MedPAC Proposal Likely Won't Make Medicare Bill

Letters & Emails
RNs and Propofol a Dangerous Mix

Ideas That Work
Free Lunch for the Staff Pays Off Big on Busy Days

Staffing
How a PRN Pool Can Stretch Your Staff

Legal Update
Bracing for a Medicare Clampdown on Specialty Hospitals

Coding & Billing
When Will Your Transactions Be HIPAA-Compliant?

If You're Thinking of Buying
High-Tech Storage Systems

Safety
Protecting Your Eyes from Sprayed, Splashed Blood

Infection Prevention
When Can You Reuse Single-Use Devices?

Site Visit
Catch Them Doing Something Right, Then Reward Them

Product News
Digital Imaging Platform Advances Video Imaging

My Turn
A Policy of Inclusion Is the Key to RN Retention

August 2003

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