Archive March 2006 VII, No. 3

Features

Busting 7 Back Injury Myths
Preventing the back injury epidemic among healthcare workers extends far beyond "keep your knees bent and your back straight."

Can You Pass This Waste Disposal Quiz?
Nine questions to make you think before you toss.

How to Trial an Equipment Boom
Will your boom work with every possible OR table placement, patient position and surgeon preference?

How We Improved Our SSI Tracking
Lessons from a hospital's two-year surveillance study could simplify the job of monitoring and documenting your post-op infection rates.

Does It Pay to Outsource Your Cataracts?
A van pulls up. Everything you need to perform cataract surgery gets out - the equipment, the supplies, even a surgical tech. What's not to like?

A Look Inside Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Boosters say this closed-wrist procedure is quicker, more profitable and better for patients.

6 Ways to a Younger, Happier Nursing Staff
We designed a program to make nursing more attractive - especially to the under-30 set.

Innovative Ways to Drape Smarter
Readers' eight best tips for dressing the surgical field more economically, efficiently and effectively.

Thinking of Buying...Vital Signs Monitors
Simplicity, staff input and a reliable reputation lead a monitor purchase.

Departments

Editor's Page
Sensing a Subtle Shift

Letters & Emails
Deliver Us From Delays

This Just In
Protect Your Patients Against Identity Theft

Ideas That Work
Knowing When Implants Will Expire

Staffing
How Do You Deal With Your Poor Performers?

Coding & Billing
Ready for the ASC Rollback?

Business Advisor
10 Signs of a Struggling Surgery Center

Legal Update
Nurse Compliance and the Anti-kickback Statute

Safety
Organize Your Warming Cabinets

Product News
Embracing Online Supply Buying

Behind Closed Doors
Open Mouth, Insert Foot

March 2006