Archive March 2010 XI, No. 3

Features

Outfit Your OR for Spine Surgery Success
How to purchase the right equipment and assemble a highly skilled team for outpatient spine.

Inside an Infection Control Simulation Lab
In today's sophisticated surgical simulation training programs, everything is done as if the patients and the procedures were real, especially the requisite steps needed for good infection prevention.

What to Look for in Anesthesia Contracts
Negotiate a deal that's flexible yet keeps you covered.

Finding the Right Reprocessor for Your Flexible Endoscopes
Evaluate the alternatives as you heed the FDA's call to replace the Steris System 1.

Stop Deep Vein Thrombosis Before It Starts
Prevention is the best medicine against this potentially deadly surgical complication.

Retina Rising
How one facility added — and is profiting from — posterior segment surgery.

This Top Doc Uses Safety Scalpels — Do You?
The medical director of surgical services at my hospital leads by example when it comes to protecting our staff and patients.

Making Babies
A look inside the growing specialty of reproductive health medicine.

Add Spinal Cord Stimulation to Your Pain Cases
Delivering long-term relief for patients in chronic pain can be profitable in both the surgery center and hospital settings.

Thinking of Buying...Patient Handling Equipment
Identify your workplace risks to implement a solution.

Departments

Editor's Page
Holes in My Knee, Holes in My Heart

This Just In
Risk Calculator Aids Surgical Decision Making

Ideas That Work
Texting your surgeons

Safety
Go Beyond Time Outs With Pre-Op Briefings

Staffing
The Benefits of Mentoring

Medical Malpractice
Are You Liable for Your Contracted Providers?

Legal Update
Your Obligations in a HITECH World

Coding & Billing
3 Reasons to Outsource Your Billing Services

Business Advisor
A New Surgical Treatment for Glaucoma

Anesthesia Alert
Justifying the Cost of Ultrasound for Blocks

Infection Prevention
Taking the Fight to S. aureus

Product News
A nasal prep, automated solutions for hand hygiene compliance and instrument tracking, surgical

Behind Closed Doors
Self-Improvement for the Surgical Nurse

March 2010

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