Archive October 2004 V, No. 10

Features

Gas or I.V.?
In the quest to give only as much anesthesia as necessary, TIVA has become a key strategy.

6 Tips for Better Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Steps you can take to localize the anesthetic to the site of surgery.

What's New in Patient Monitors
These seven updates make monitoring patients simpler, even as the technology becomes more complex.

A Crash Course in Crash Carts
How to keep your crash carts ready for action.

5 Tips for Managing Opioid-Tolerant Patients
How to handle the special post-op analgesia needs of this growing patient population.

How We Got Our Spine ASC Off The Ground
The trials endured and lessons learned in moving spine surgery to an ASC.

7 Keys to Adding Pain Management Services
What you need to know to begin hosting this high-demand specialty at your facility.

Inside the New IOL That Reverses Presbyopia
Some are calling the Crystalens a dramatic breakthrough in refractive surgery. Here's one facility's early experience with the artificial lens implant.

If You're Thinking of Buying...Flexible Endoscopes
The trick is to have just the right number of scopes so you don't have idle docs or idle scopes.

Departments

Editor's Page
Acupuncture and Arthroscopy

This Just In

Letters & Emails

Ideas That Work
Keeping Kids — and Their Parents — Happy

Staffing
An Educated Patient Is Your Best Patient

Legal Update
May the Best Provider Win

Coding & Billing
How to ensure you get paid for implanting these small — and extremely expensive — tissue supports.

Hospital OR Manager

Infection Prevention
Understanding Your Sterile Packaging Choices

Product News
A Better Hip Arthroscopy Set?

My Turn
Let's Rethink CONs

October 2004

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