Archive November 2007 VIII, No. 11

Features

The OR of Tomorrow
What piece of capital equipment do you see in your future?

Can Antimicrobial Coatings Help Prevent Infections?
Manufacturers claim that a layer of antibiotics or silver reduces infection.

Is Your Billing Software Ready for the New Payment Plan?
That's a question on the minds of many administrators. Here's a look into the upgrades that your bottom line depends on.

Keys to Safe Patient Warming
Without proper precautions, a help can become a hurt.

The Case for Capnography
Monitoring end tidal CO2 provides early warnings of airway obstructions.

Overcoming Hidden Barriers to Peripheral Nerve Blocks
One of the biggest obstacles is a lack of practitioner training.

Is Your GI Service as Efficient as It Can Be?
Don't wait for 2008. Here?s how to move faster and increase profits.

Profiting from Pathology
Is buying pathology services wholesale and retailing them to patients a good

Four Common Questions About Surface Disinfection
The keys to booting bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, from the groundup.

Thinking of Buying...Non-steam Sterilizers
Know your instruments, then pick based on your facility's needs.

Departments

Editor's Page
Our Hope for the AAASC-FASA Merger

Letters & E-mails

This Just In
AAASC-FASA Merger

Ideas That Work
A Complaint-free OR

Staffing
What Every Great Team Needs

Legal Update
The Art of Arbitration

Coding & Billing
Billing for Multiple Procedures Under the New Payment System

Product News
Keep All Your PPEs In One Spot

Business Advisor
9 Career Mistakes to Avoid

Safety
Make Your Near-misses Count

Anesthesia Alert
Could Succinylcholine Cause Post-op Pain?

Infection Prevention
How Often Do You Empty Your Suction Canisters?

Behind Closed Doors
Serving Up Surgery

November 2007

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