Archive August 2011 XII, No. 8
What Caused This Surgical Site Infection?
Several breaches in practice turned a routine ACL repair into a Staphylococcus aureus infection.
Can You Pass This Pathology Quiz?
Test your knowledge of proper specimen handling and packaging protocols.
7 Tips to Turbocharge Your Surgical Safety Checklist
No matter where you are on your checklist journey, this advice from an aviation safety expert will help you reap the rewards of a well-designed checklist system.
New Technology for Ophthalmic Surgery
Cataract lasers, scope improvements and other "exciting leaps forward."
Don't Flash Without a Flash Sterilization Container
These specially designed sealed vessels let you safely transport sterilized items from the autoclave to the OR.
Retinal Surgery Success Strategies
A little investment plus an excellent surgeon equals a profitable specialty.
The Benefits of Image-Guided Sinus Surgery
Surgeons perform delicate maneuvers with confidence during smoother, safer procedures.
How Stretcher Tables Perform in Practice
Saving time and reducing risk from pre-op through PACU.
Keys to Profitable Fracture Repair
6 tips for doing more than breaking even.
Thinking of Buying...Trocars
Abdominal access comes in many forms.
Breakfast With a Reader
Ideas That Work
Save on nurses' salaries
Coding & Billing
Take the Pain Out of Coding Sinus Surgery
Show Me the Documentation
Are Reusable Gowns and Drapes Right for You?
Noise Pollution in the OR
A pediatric warming gown, user-friendly inventory management, secure media storage and more.
Behind Closed Doors
Pass the Ear Plugs