Archive May 2008 IX, No. 5

Features

Managing the Difficult Airway
Pre-assessment strategies to avoid challenging intubations before they start.

10 Ways to Save on Supply Costs
If you know where to look, you can find big money hiding out on the shelves in your supply room.

How Would You Code These 5 Pain Management Cases?
You can get reimbursed for more drugs, devices and supplies than before - but only if you know how to properly code and bill.

What's New in Hip and Knee Resurfacing
An update on these tissue-sparing, bone-preserving alternatives to traditional joint replacement surgery.

What to Look for in a Neurosurgical Microscope
How to select a scope that provides years of use, safe patient care and satisfied surgeons.

Making Your Scalpels Safer
Consider these alternatives if your surgeons are resisting the switch to safety scalpels.

Selecting the Right Boom for Your OR
Advice on how to evaluate what's out there and make a sound decision.

4 Ways to Reduce Pressure Injuries
Let vigilance be your guide to preventing complications resulting from poor patient positioning.

Thinking of Buying...A Pulse Oximeter
This non-invasive, real-time monitor is key to anesthesia providers' care.

Departments

Editor's Page
Content Is King

Letters & E-mails
Reactions to Becker Article

This Just In
Medical Terrorism Book Controversy

Ideas That Work
Shop the Show Floor

Business Advisor
Is Marketing Your Facility a Challenge?

Staffing
Schedule Time for the Schedulers

Medical Malpractice
Lessons Learned from Hepatitis C Outbreak

Legal Update
5 Strategies for Selling Shares to Surgeons

Coding & Billing
ENT Surgery Coding Pointers

Path Lab
Could It Be Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Infection Control
Can You Pass This Sterilization Quiz?

Behind Closed Doors
A Wing and a Prayer

May 2008