Archive May 2007 VIII, No. 5

Features

Feeling the Heat?
Houston nurse who set deadly fire to surgical suite blames bungled accreditation project.

Finding the Right Anesthesia Provider
Keep this list of 10 qualities in mind when searching for a contractor.

Ready to Renegotiate Your Managed Care Contracts?
Evaluate existing contracts now so you'll be set for what the new payment system brings.

The Latest in ACL Repair
Traditional repair remains the standard for now, but a double-bundle technique is gaining momentum.

Making Sense of the New Hernia Meshes
What are the qualities you should seek out — and be wary of — when looking into the new options for hernia repair?

Kicking TASS
New recommendations can help you avoid a debilitating outbreak at your facility.

Cost-justifying Image-guided Surgery Systems
The state-of-the-art for sinus surgery doesn't come cheap. Would it pay off at your facility?

Thinking of Buying...Scheduling Software
Ten key features to look for in your program.

Departments

Editor's Page
The Unkindest Cuts

Letters & E-mails
The changing face of the ASC marketplace

This Just In
CPAP reduces post-op apnea risk

Ideas That Work
Enacting a cell-phone ban

Staffing
How Does Your Payroll Stack Up?

Legal Update
Keep Your Staff Safe on the Job

Business Advisor
9 Mistakes That Can Sink Your Surgical Facility

Anesthesia Alert
Keep Your Cool When the Temperature Rises

Coding & Billing
The ABCs of APCs

Product News
Going to Lengths to Get the Right Stretcher Table

Infection Prevention
The Hidden Pitfalls of HVAC Systems

Safety
10 Steps to Improve Your Medication Safety

Behind Closed Doors
Good for What Ails You

May 2007

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