Archive October 2003 IV, No. 10

Features

Is Your Coding in Sync with Your Surgeons?
Here are 10 strategies for getting and keeping your docs and coders on the same page.

RN Oversight of Moderate Sedation: Seven Tips for Playing it Safe
When RNs administer and monitor anesthesia care, err on the side of safety.

6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Diamond Knife
Handled properly, you can begin to see a return on your investment in as little as six months and save tens of thousands of dollars in just a few years.

Improving Your Electrosurgery Safety
Here's how to develop effective policies and procedures for these high-use and high-risk devices.

Taking Total Hip Replacements Outpatient
The open-exposure characteristic of total hip arthroplasty is a luxury surgeons can no longer afford.

Surgical Hospitals Face a Grim Future
Sixty are in operation, 50 more in development. The future of these physician-owned, for-profit centers hangs in the balance.

How We Mix Our Own Dilating 'Cocktail'
By streamlining our eye-dilating process, we save time and money on every cataract case.

Departments

Editor's Page
Man Enough or Smart Enough?

This Just In

Letters & Email
Jet Injectors: A Great Idea, But Too Invasive

Ideas That Work
Post Important Information at the Scrub Sink

Staffing
Why Nurses Leave Hospitals - And Why They Stay

Legal Update
Steps for the Smooth Sale of Securities

Coding & Billing
Getting Reimbursed for Orthopedic Implants

Ask Caryl
Five Ways to Verify Your Financial Statement

Thinking of Buying
Video Equipment

Safety
Lessons Learned in Safety-Device Implementation

Infection Prevention
How Should We Reprocess Our Endoscopes?

Site Visit
Do-It-Yourself ASC Improvement

My Turn
Treat Your Body More Like Your OR

October 2003

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