Archive September 2004 V, No. 9


Succeeding at Outpatient Gastric Bypass
How one facility is breaking the inpatient barrier and sending 75 percent of patients home within 23 hours of surgery.

This Hospital's Humming
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, developed into one of the busiest hospital surgical centers in the country by doing all the little things right.

Does Your Facility Need a Facelift?
20 easy and inexpensive ways to transform the look and feel of your surgery center.

Update on Safety Scalpels
Here's a look at the latest products that reduce the risk of accidental cuts during use, passing and disposal.

Troubleshooting Your Laparoscope's Hitches and Glitches
Readers share their tips for fixing everything from fog to flickering monitors.

Electrosurgery Safety and Your Staff
Measures you can take to ensure that patients will have no adverse effects from the application of electrosurgical energy.

ABCs of C-arms
Understand the features that make for the ideal machine.

How to Get a Great Service Contract
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to maximize uptime and protect your investment in capital equipment.

Thinking of Buying...Image Processing
The newest systems enhance images and can help you improve risk management and documentation.


Editor's Page
Sudden and Second Thoughts

This Just In

Letters & Emails

Ideas that Work
Overcoming Language Barriers

Juggling Your Surgical Staff

Legal Update
ASC Tax Headed Your Way?

Coding & Billing
Dangers of Out-of-network Billing

Ask the Experts
Why Do We Need a Ventilator?

Survey Says Sharps Safety Lagging

Infection Prevention
Baby Surgical Wounds the Conventional Way

Product News

My Turn
The Mad Dash for Accreditation

September 2004

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