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.
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.
Is Your Staff Getting a Raise?
Our Readers Weigh in on Key Issues
This Just In
Surgeons Form Implant Distributorship
Ideas That Work
To Buff or Not to Buff?
How to Comply With the Red Flags Rule
Contracting With Your Anesthesia Group
Get It in Writing
Coding & Billing
Tips for Better Breast Excision Coding
Give the "PACU Pull" a Try
Ready for Your Infection Control Survey?
Cut Down on Sharps Injuries
Sterilizer chamber cleaner, spine sealant and a head positioner.
Behind Closed Doors
What to Be for Halloween?