Archive June 2009 X, No. 6

Features

No Sponge Left Behind
Since everyone's responsible for making sure no surgical sponges are left behind, get everyone involved.

Would You Believe Our Accreditation Surveyor Dinged Us For ... ?
To pass your next survey with flying colors, avoid these little-known infractions.

What Do You Know About Latex Allergies?
Take this short quiz to see if you’re doing all you can to protect your patients and staff from an increasingly common threat.

The Keys to Pain Pump Success
How to make sure your patients benefit from this post-op analgesic solution.

Getting Tough on MRSA
After a tragedy, this hospital system made hand hygiene a top priority.

What's New in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Devices for single-incision laparoscopy were the highlight of the SAGES 2009 exhibit hall.

Departments

Editor's Page
Accreditation Without the Aggravation

Letters & E-mails

This Just In
Do You Facebook?

Ideas That Work
Creative Glove and Gown Disposal

Safety
How We Improved Our Preadmission Screenings

Staffing
Dealing With Disruptive Docs

Anesthesia Alert
10 Conscious Sedation Safety Tips

Coding & Billing
Code Your Spine Surgery Cases Smarter

Path Lab
Is Your Staff Handling Specimens Properly?

Infection Prevention
Double-dipping Syringes Is Never OK

Behind Closed Doors
15 Lessons I've Learned in 30 Years in the OR

What's on Tap at OSM's Fall Conference
Sneak peeks at the talks you'll be talking about.

June 2009

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