Archive May 2012 XIII, No. 5

Features

5 Tips for Smoother Pain Pump Use
Follow these steps to decrease post-op pain and increase patient satisfaction.

The Changing Economics of Colonoscopy
How much will these 4 issues affect your GI service?

Sizing Up Surgical C-Arms
Know what to look for when you trial these imaging units.

Equip Your Facility for Spine Surgery
Secrets to saving when adding one of surgery's most expensive specialties.

6 Cataract Safety Tips
Here are a few ways surgeons can ensure procedures go as planned.

Further Along Than I Thought We Were
We've cleaned up massive amounts of data and cut a month off the go-live date for our new EMR system.

Managing Image Management
The planning and payoff of integrating your visual technology.

Buy an Anesthesia Machine Your Providers Will Love
How to evaluate the advanced features of today's newest models.

The Latest Advancements In Minimally Invasive Surgery
Check out the hottest new devices on display at this year's gathering of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Meal To Go
Send Patients Home With Their First Post Op Meal

Ideas That Work: Regional Anesthesia
Save When You Drape Ultrasound Probes

Ideas That Work: Emergency Response
Color-Coded Wristbands Prepare You for Pediatric Codes

Ideas That Work: Identify Patients Faster
Quick Way for Surgeons to ID Patients in Holding

Ideas That Work: Safe Medication Delivery
Write Allergies On a Red Sticker

Departments

Editor's Page
Why We Love Ideas That Work

Business Advisor
Don't Purchase Supplies Like a Nurse

Coding & Billing
Can ASCs Get Reimbursed for More Invasive Spine Cases?

Legal Update
Hospital Deals Heat Up

Thinking of Buying...Surgical Headlights
The ideal headlight should shine bright and fit like a well-worn hat.

Safety
Why We Huddle Before and After Every Case

Anesthesia Alert
Dealing With the Anesthesia Drug Shortages

Product News
The First Long-Sleeved Scrub

Cutting Remarks
From Rings to Riches

Behind Closed Doors
Take a Young Nurse Under Your Wing

May 2012

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