Archive September 2008 IX, No. 9

Features

Staring Down OR Bullies
Disruptive behavior among your physicians and staff is a problem you can't afford to ignore.

10 Keys to an Ophthalmic Safety Knife Conversion
If your surgeons are reluctant, here are ideas for winning them over.

Which Will You Choose: Staples, Sutures or Liquid Adhesives?
It's all about the product's ability to create a secure, efficient and cosmetically appealing result.

A Supply Chain Audit That Won't Hurt a Bit
Putting your facility in the hot seat can head off problems and save you money.

The New Economics of Hernia Repair
Reimbursement is set to double. Find out if it makes more sense to perform cases via open or laparoscopic surgery.

Great Tables Need Great Accessories
How to transform your general surgery table into a specialty table.

Implant Purchasing Made Easy
Work with third-party implant billing companies to add expensive procedures without financial risk.

Advice for Buying Equipment Drapes
Shop smart for this essential element of risk reduction and protection.

Thinking of Buying...An Endoscopic Camera
Your physicians demand HD images, but also regular maintenance.

Departments

Editor's Page
Surgeons and Nurses Different Breeds of Bully

Letters & E-mails
Letters & E-mails

This Just In
This Just In

Ideas That Work
Painless IV Starts

Business Advisor
Consolidate Your Equipment Service Contracts

Coding & Billing
When to Report Synovectomy Separately

Legal Update
Surviving an Insurer's Termination

Back to Basics
Tips to Prevent Medication Errors

Staffing
Open for Interpretation

Infection Prevention
Brush Up on the Basics of Infection Control

Anesthesia Alert
5 Good Reasons to Monitor Anesthetic Depth

Path Lab
Does Your Pathology Service Overdeliver?

Behind Closed Doors
Wild Kingdom of the OR

September 2008

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