Archive September 2003 IV, No. 9

Features

1st Annual Infection Control Survey
From fake findernails to reprocessing endoscopes, a panel of experts weighs in on how our readers handle six controversial infection control practices.

10 Anesthesia Technologies: Are They Right for You?
Can these technologies improve your facility's efficiency, safety and bottom line?

The Finer Points of Buying A Vital Signs Monitor
A nurse anesthetist reports which vital signs monitor features anesthesia providers adore - and which they abhor.

How to Choose a Pain Management C-Arm
Seven tips to make this six-figure purchase go smoothly.

How We Aced Accreditation
Two facilities who achieved three-year accreditation share their six secrets to success.

Formulating a Plan For Phakic IOLs
The FDA is soon expected to approve this reversible alternative to LASIK and clear lens exchange. Find out if it's right for your facility.

Beating the Anesthesia Provider Shortage
Why a growing number of facilities are adding anesthesiologist assistants to their care teams.

Departments

Editor's Page
Needle-free Injections Curb Infections

This Just In

Letters & Email
Only a Matter of Time Before RNs Push Propofol

Ideas That Work
Electronic Notes Save Everyone Time

Staffing
Supplement Your Staff with a CNA

Legal Update
Demystifying the One-Third Rule

Coding & Billing
Learning a New Coding Language

Ask Caryl
What Are the Most Common Outpatient Procedures?

Thinking of Buying
An Anesthesia Machine

Safety
Improving Your Sharps Safety Program

Infection Prevention
Would You Delay Surgery if OR Humidity Is Too High?

Product News
Resuscitation Could Be as Easy as 1-2-3

Site Visit
Maturity Has Its Benefits - And Challenges

My Turn
Waste Not, Want Not: Does Your OR Recycle?

September 2003

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