Archive January 2009 X, No. 1

Features

How to Get the Raise That You Deserve
Asking for a pay increase in these hard times takes tact and tenacity. Here's how to make it happen.

Dispelling 8 Peripheral Nerve Block Myths
This article's for you if you're still hesitant to initiate a comprehensive nerve block program.

Expert Advice for Adding Retina
Retinal surgeons can bring lucrative opportunities to cataract ASCs.

How to Conduct a Headlight Trial
After auditioning three loaners over three months, we purchased 18 headlights for our new eight-OR surgery center. Here's how we picked the winner.

The Latest in Surgical Drills and Saws
The next generation of surgical power tools boast more speed and precision, longer-lasting batteries and better ergonomics. Are they worth the investment?

What Do You Know About...Pre-op CHG Showers
Test your knowledge and review the evidence on this antiseptic patient preparation.

11 Keys to Profitable Ortho
Reader tips that will help you take advantage of the orthopedic boom.

Should You Give Prefilled Syringes a Shot?
The benefits sound great, but they're not without their challenges.

Thinking of Buying...A Video Laryngoscope
How easy is it to use? How affordable to practice?

Departments

Editor's Page
ASC or Hospital Director: Who's Worth More?

Letters & E-mails
Carrying children to PACU?

Ideas That Work
Patient passports

Back to Basics
6 Sharps Safety Strategies

Coding & Billing
The Conversion to ICD-10

Staffing
Avoid Staff Turnover's Hidden Costs

Anesthesia Alert
Are Your Anesthesia Machines Safe?

Safety
Safety Resolutions You Need to Keep

Product News
High-def, gowns, surgical lights and more.

Behind Closed Doors
Sandwiches for Surgery

January 2009

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