Archive August 2009 X, No. 8

Features

Eliminating Deadweight Docs
If you're looking to redeem the ownership of unproductive physicians, these buy-back strategies will do the trick.

Is Your Hand Hygiene Program Built to Last?
How to sustain hand-hygiene compliance after celebrating your first success.

Retrofitting Your ORs With Booms
Our hospital's ceiling booms wouldn’t work in our ASC, so we decided to bolt our booms to the floor.

How to Avoid Unnecessary Catheterizations
Wouldn't it be nice to know whether catheterization was truly needed?

Scrubbed and Stoned
A look inside the shocking story of how a surgical tech's addiction to fentanyl put thousands of patients at risk for hepatitis C infection.

6 Secrets of Our Turnaround Success
Blood, sweat and tears weren't enough to save my surgery center.

Make Your GI Endoscopy Service More Efficient
Tips on how to shave minutes and dollars off of procedures, turnarounds and cleaning.

What Do You Know About Patient Draping?
Test your knowledge of the evidence supporting this daily practice.

New Options for Ophthalmic Surgery
What we saw at the ASCRS exhibit hall.

Thinking of Buying...LED Surgical Lights
This new technology costs more, but has many benefits.

Departments

Editor's Page
Would You Have Hired Kristen Parker?

Letters & E-mails
In defense of accreditation surveyors

This Just In
Capital Equipment Financing

Ideas That Work
How Clean Is Your Soap?

Coding & Billing
Surgeons Buying Premium IOLs a Poor Idea

Business Advisor
3 Dirty Tricks Insurers Play

Anesthesia Alert
5 Conditions to Monitor Closely

Legal Update
Out-of-network's Risks Melting Away

Infection Prevention
Clearing 4 Instrument Processing Hurdles

Safety
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Product News
Patient warming, accreditation assistance, suture organization and more

Behind Closed Doors
Will That Be Cash, Check or Charge?

August 2009

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