Archive February 2011 XII, No. 2


So You Want to Become Latex-Free?
From top to bottom, how one facility rid its ORs entirely of latex in 3 short months — and how you can, too.

Understanding Your EMR Hardware Choices
An overview of the most visible components of your electronic medical records conversion.

Ace Your Next Infection Control Survey
9 tips to get every facet of your program in order.

How to Grow Your Orthopedic Volume
6 key assets that will keep your facility on the cutting edge of this booming specialty.

Your Eco-Friendly Fluid Disposal Options
How you can reduce red bag waste, save money and prevent falls in your ORs.

Hassle-Free Cataracts
Outsourcing your cases leaves the headaches to the professionals. You"re left with the profits.

Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Goes High-Tech
Now that high-level disinfection has gone high-tech, bending over a sink is no longer a prerequisite to reprocessing your flexible endoscopes.

Thinking of Buying...Surgical Power Tools
Tips on buying the instruments that put power in your surgeons" hands.


Editor's Page
Who Invented the Time-Out Towel?

Readers to the Rescue
Are Curtains Enough for HIPAA Compliance?

Ideas That Work
Racks on tracks

Cutting Remarks
All Inked Up

Medical Malpractice
Did Plaster Cast Burn Patient

Anesthesia Alert
Improve Your Regional Anesthesia Efficiency

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Business Advisor
Welcome to the Age of Online Pre-Op Screens

Infection Prevention
How to Handle Patients With MRSA

Product News
A streamlined hand sanitizer dispenser, PONV-alleviating wristbands, a newly FDA-cleared stapling system and more.

Behind Closed Doors
Playing Matchmaker in the OR

February 2011

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