Archive February 2010 XI, No. 2


Helping Hand for Haiti
The American surgical community is does its part to put earthquake victims back together.

Managing Malignant Hyperthermia
We were prepared when a crisis rocked our center. Can you say the same?

2010 OR Excellence Syllabus and Program
A look at the courses and special events that make Outpatient Surgery Magazine's upcoming conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a can't-miss event.

The Evolution of the Flexible Endoscope
Backward. In all 4 directions. In high def. If you haven't looked lately, much has changed about how scopes let your docs see.

How to Outfit Your New Orthopedic Suite
Create a state-of-the-art OR that will please surgeons and not break the bank.

Saving Your Back Without Breaking the Bank
Training and the right equipment can reduce employee injuries.

Sizing Up Your Glove Material Choices
Our product roundup highlights the options at hand.

Making the Case for Mandatory Accreditation
Inside New York's decision to require oversight for office-based surgery.

Are Your Anesthesia Providers Well-Connected?
What you need to know about IV connector sets.

Thinking of Buying...Anesthesia Machines
6 questions to guide your way to a smart purchase.


Editor's Page
Silence Isn't Always Golden

Letters & E-mails
Why didn't staff stop the misbehaving ENT surgeon?

Ideas That Work
Market your center

8 Employee Handbook Essentials

Medical Malpractice
Epidural-to-Spinal Switch Spells Disaster

Medication Safety
Tips for Safe Injection Practices

Coding & Billing
Tips for Coding Lesion Excisions

Infection Prevention
Keeping Daily Tabs on Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Behind Closed Doors
Show Me Your Superpowers

February 2010

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