Archive August 2010 XI, No. 8

Features

5 Strategies for Getting Paid for Pricey Implants
You can't afford to host these expensive orthopedics cases unless you can get reimbursed for the hardware.

Surgery in 3D
Besides funny-looking glasses, what else do you need to know about 3-dimensional imaging?

What's New in Ophthalmology?
A tour of the technology on display at the ASCRS exhibit hall.

Keep Fluid Off the Floor
We use a wide array of fluid-control devices to stem the tide in the OR.

Inside Hip Arthroscopy
A growing number of patients are interested in the procedure if you can afford the start-up costs.

Stretcher Chair Buying Guide
These hybrids quickly and easily convert from chair to stretcher so you never have to transfer patients again.

5 Ways to Make Sterilization More Efficient
Design your instrument reprocessing efforts around energy-efficient autoclaves and practices.

Surviving a Sterile Processing Failure
Managing the malfunction that can bring your ORs to a halt.

Should You Add Spine Surgery?
Your answers to these 5 questions will tell you if this growing outpatient specialty is right for you.

5 C-Arm Safety Tips
Simple steps you can take to reduce radiation exposure.

Is Manual Cleaning of Flexible Endoscopes Still Necessary?
Automated reprocessors may never replace elbow grease.

Thinking of Buying...A Steam Sterilizer
Make sure your autoclave fits your spaces and your cases.

Departments

Editor's Page
No Printing, No Paper, No Postage

OR Excellence
Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR, Is Ready to Make You Laugh.

Ideas That Work
Colored tape on the floor for faster turnover

Coding & Billing
Getting Reimbursed for Balloon Sinuplasty

Legal Update
Can ASCs Profit From Hospital Partnerships?

Medical Malpractice
Who Knew About Failed Spinal?

Business Advisor
Compress Your Schedule to Maximize Efficiency

Anesthesia Alert
Aspiration: Endoscopic Ultrasound's Big Risk

Safety
Make Your Surgical Safety Checklist Your Own

Product News
Hand Hygiene Surveillance Goes High-Tech

Logging On
Social Media Do's and Don'ts

Behind Closed Doors
5 Universal Truths About Life in the OR

August 2010

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