Archive October 2009 X, No. 10


The Single Incision Evolution
Reducing the number of ports through which surgeons operate is shaping up to be the next big thing.

A Buyer's Guide to Trocars
The ins and outs of laparoscopic access systems.

Portable-top Tables: How Do They Work?
A pictorial guide to modular table systems designed to protect patients and staff and enhance efficiency.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Have Come a Long Way
Our readers explain how they use blocks, what's working and what's not.

How to Report Post-op Pain Blocks
Deciphering different post-op pain directives is key to getting the proper reimbursement.

How to Harness Your Hernia Mesh Supplies
Getting your surgeons to agree on 1 mesh supplier can greatly reduce your case costs for inguinal hernia repair.

Airway 9-1-1
Is your facility prepared to handle an unanticipated airway emergency?

Complex Cataract Cases? Bring Them On!
Sure, they're time- and resource-intensive, but here's why you should host them.

How We Saved $2 Million on Supplies
Here are 10 strategies a Florida hospital used to tame its inventory and reel in big savings.

It's 9 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Patients Are?
Automatic electronic tracking systems keep tabs on your patients.

Thinking of Buying...Anesthesia Services
Quality, cost and access are key factors to consider when outsourcing.


Editor's Page
Is Your Staff Getting a Raise?

Surgical Snapshots
Our Readers Weigh in on Key Issues

This Just In
Surgeons Form Implant Distributorship

Ideas That Work
To Buff or Not to Buff?

Legal Update
How to Comply With the Red Flags Rule

Business Advisor
Contracting With Your Anesthesia Group

Medical Malpractice
Get It in Writing

Coding & Billing
Tips for Better Breast Excision Coding

Give the "PACU Pull" a Try

Infection Prevention
Ready for Your Infection Control Survey?

Cut Down on Sharps Injuries

Product News
Sterilizer chamber cleaner, spine sealant and a head positioner.

Behind Closed Doors
What to Be for Halloween?

October 2009

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