Archive December 2007 VIII, No. 12

Features

A Focus on Ophthalmic Ergonomic Safety
You've taken measures to protect your cataract patients. Here's how to look after your surgeons and staff.

How We Got the Right Biomedical Service Plan for Our Facility
Thinking beyond one-size-fits-all approaches saved us thousands of dollars.

Your Hemorrhoids Procedure Options
In the office and the OR, minimally invasive is now pervasive.

Getting Your Surgeons to Try Safety Scalpels
Photos of and factoids on 17 models in our special 4-page gatefold.

12 New Products for Anesthesia and Pain Management
A recap of what I saw at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting.

Assessing the Difficult Airway
How well do your anesthesia providers screen for potential problems?

How Do You Keep Your OR Floor Dry?
Your colleagues share their best tips for containing fluid.

How We Prevent Retained Objects
Don't let the rush of efficiency compromise your patients' safety.

Thinking of Buying...Wrong-site Surgery Prevention Products
Here's a collection of safety aids to help you mark the correct site.

Departments

Editor's Page
Think Never Events Never Happen?

Letters & E-mails

This Just In
CMS to State Surveyors: Delay Medicare Applicant Surveys

Ideas That Work
Reduce Radiation Exposure

Staffing
7 Essentials for a Civil Workplace

Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice

Legal Update
The Advantages of Group Practice Investment

Coding & Billing
Medicare Billing for Anesthesia Done Right

Business Advisor
Getting Paid for Combined Surgery

Safety
Maintaining a Safe Speed in the GI Suite

Anesthesia Alert
How to Create an Anesthesia Passport

Infection Prevention
Remove the Obstacles to Controlling MRSA

Product News
Sterilize Surfaces With the Press of a Button

Behind Closed Doors
Is There a Fruitcake In Your OR?

December 2007

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