Archive September 2005 VI, No. 9

Features

Will the New IOLs Take Off?
IOLs with the power of refractive surgery could give cataract surgery a lift.

From Resignations to Resumes
After years of high staff turnover and low morale, nurses and techs are now lining up to work at this hospital.

New Ways to Keep Cosmetic Surgery Patients Comfortable
Advances in anesthesia and surgical techniques are reducing pain and PONV.

More Room to Operate
If you've outgrown your ORs, here's how to survive a renovation or an expansion.

Can You Afford a New C-arm?
Your volume and case mix will tell you if the investment will pay for itself.

Making Cost-per-case Financing Work for You
These lease programs give you access to large capital equipment purchases without a big upfront cash outlay or a daunting monthly payment.

Thinking of Buying...Breast Implants
How to select and stock saline implants, and readying for silicone's return.

Departments

Editor's Page
Derrieres and Diprivan

Letters & E-mails
Not Just Any RN May Push Propofol

This Just In
Expanding Outpatient Surgery

Ideas That Work
A Rolling Ice Chest in the OR

Behind Closed Doors
Things That Make You Go Hmm...

Staffing
In Praise of Per Diems

Coding & Billing
Reporting GI Endoscopy Injection Codes

Legal Update
How to Bill for Pathology Services

Safety
In the Eye of the Storm

Infection Prevention
Pick a Hand Rub You and Your Staff Will Love

Product News
Suture Suspension for Facial Rejuvenation

Medical Malpractice Quiz
Who Knew of Low Platelet Count?

September 2005

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