Archive December 2005 VI, No. 12

Features

Keep Wrong-site Surgery Out of Your OR
More than markers and timeouts: Building a culture of safety requires awareness, communication and support.

Getting Your Surgeons Excited About Safety Sharps
How to make the doctors at your facility active partners in needlestick prevention.

Challenging 4 Myths of Pediatric Anesthesia
Evidence that may change your thinking on NPO, respiratory infections, preemies and parental induction.

How to Handle the Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Inside one facility's homegrown protocols for pre-op screening, intraop techniques and post-op care.

Is It Malignant Hyperthermia?
Three case studies to test your knowledge of the signs and symptoms.

The Latest in Anesthesia and Pain Management
A booth-by-booth review of the exhibit hall at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' annual meeting.

Thinking of Buying...A Surgical Smoke Evacuation System
Consider filtration, convenience and noise to ensure OR use.

Departments

Editor's Page
How to Win Friends and Influence Surgeons

Letters & Emails
Not Simply a Sedative

This Just In
Former HealthSouth Partner Tells All in Book

Ideas That Work
Doing Inpatient Cases in Outpatient ORs

Behind Closed Doors
All I Want For Christmas Is...

Staffing
Align the Incentives in Your ORs

Coding & Billing
Time to Audit Your Coders?

Legal Update
Inside the Software Safe Harbor

Safety
Building a Culture of Safety

Infection Prevention
Turning Your Disposables Into Reposables

Product News
Automating Informed Consent

Medical Malpractice Quiz
Surgeon with Shaky Credentials

December 2005

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