Archive February 2008 IX, No. 2

Features

Points of Entry
Is natural orifice surgery the wave of the future?

How We Standardized Our Ortho Skin Prepping Practices
The benefits are many when everyone in the OR understands the rationale behind your skin prep routine.

Making Stretcher Tables Work in Your Facility
Tips to maximize the impact stretcher tables have on OR performance.

Slight of Hand?
When it comes to selecting gloves, rubs and scrubs, be sure to pamper the hands that care for your patients.

It's Good To Be Frugal
A collection of our readers' best cost-saving ideas.

Block Scheduling Diplomacy
A 3-step plan to keep your ORs busy - and your surgeons happy.

What Can Your GI Services Learn from Toyota?
Plenty, when it comes to dramatically improving efficiencies.

What's New in Endoscope Technology
5 developments that may dramatically improvethe way physicians perform colonoscopies.

10 Things the OR Should Know About Central Sterile
How two pressure-cooker departments can work together more effectively.

4 Ways to Get What You Need from High-Def
Advice if you're considering upgrading to high-definition imaging.

Thinking of Buying...Consciousness Monitoring Devices
Case mix, concerns and convenient information drive your decision.

Departments

Editor's Page
The Promise of Natural Orifice Surgery

Letters & E-mails

This Just In

Ideas That Work
Word Play

Business Advisor
Get Your Creativity Juices Flowing

Staffing
Fall In Love All Over Again

Medical Malpractice
How to Lower Your Liability Premiums

Legal Update
When Can You Act on Sexual Harassment?

Coding & Billing
Documenting Vitrectomy and Retinal Detachment Repair

Safety
What Dangers Are Lurking Outside Your Walls?

Anesthesia Alert
Inside the Revised PONV Guidelines

Path Lab
Reading Between the Lines in the Pathology Report

Product News
Turn Your OR Table Into a Spinal Table

Behind Closed Doors
The Games People Play

February 2008

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