Archive December 2004 V, No. 12


2004 Safety Sharps Challenge
We put the latest safety sharps to the test. Find out what our panel of experts had to say.

How to Start an IV Without Pain
Step inside the country's first needle-free hospital to find out how jet injectors have eliminated the pain and anxiety of starting an intravenous line.

Lessons Learned from 3 OR Fires
How quick thinking prevented three fires from escalating into disaster.

What's New for Anesthesia and Pain Management
A look at the latest products on display at the American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting.

Sorting Out Your Latex- and Powder-free Glove Options
What one facility learned through a glove trial that ended where it began.

Thinking of Buying...Patient-handling Equipment
Transferring and transporting patients doesn't have to be a pain in the back. These devices can help.


Editor's Page
Safety and Getting Sued

This Just In

Letters & Emails

Ideas that Work
Make Patients Comfortable After Nasal Surgery

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Legal Update
Autonomy — Are Doctors Gaining or Losing?

Coding & Billing
Accounts Receivable 101

Preventing Patient Falls

Cataract Knives and CJD: Is There a Connection?

My Turn
My Outpatient Fictionary

December 2004