Archive March 2005 VI, No. 3

Features

The Benefits of Bar Coding
Find out how the technology increases patient safety, decreases supply costs and improves patient flow.

Make Your Endoscopy Service Lean and Mean
Here are five areas crucial to your success and some simple ways to improve them.

5 Tips for Selecting Surgical Lights
Before you trial and select a new lighting system, find out what these managers learned while buying their OR lights.

How We Nearly Quadrupled Our Pain Procedures
Tips for staffing, streamlining and billing to increase productivity and efficiency.

Overcoming the Roadblocks to Regional Anesthesia
If it's as great as everyone says it is, why isn't everyone doing it? For starters, you have to promote the benefits and downplay the barriers.

Coming Soon to an OR Near You: Outpatient Hip Replacement
Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty could be an ideal addition to surgery centers with orthopedic specialties.

Should You Add an MRI?
Here's what you need to consider if you're thinking of adding imaging to your facility.

Thinking of Buying...Anesthesia Services
Six questions to consider when contracting with an anesthesia provider group.

Departments

Editor's Page
Preventing Surgical Infections a Timing Game

This Just In
Calm Before the Storm

Letters & Emails
Accreditation Photos Miss the Mark

Ideas That Work
Use a Date Stamping Gun on Your Packs

Legal Update
Resist the Temptation to Bill Like a Hospital

Coding & Billing
Coding for Colonoscopy: The Ins and Outs

Staffing
You're Hired!

Hospital OR Monitor

Safety
The Case for Double-gloving

Product News
What's Collecting Dust in Your Facility?

Medical Malpractice Quiz
Elderly Patient Goes Up in Flames

March 2005

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