Archive September 2012 XIII, No. 9

Features

2012 OR Excellence Awards - Patient Safety
Our 4th annual celebration of surgery's top performers, including 17 packed pages of the year's best ideas for clinical and business successes.

2012 OR Excellence Awards - Pain Control
Our 4th annual celebration of surgery's top performers, including 17 packed pages of the year's best ideas for clinical and business successes.

2012 OR Excellence Awards - Infection Prevention
Our 4th annual celebration of surgery's top performers, including 17 packed pages of the year's best ideas for clinical and business successes.

2012 OR Excellence Awards - Patient Satisfaction
Our 4th annual celebration of surgery's top performers, including 17 packed pages of the year's best ideas for clinical and business successes.

2012 OR Excellence Awards - Financial Management
Our 4th annual celebration of surgery's top performers, including 17 packed pages of the year's best ideas for clinical and business successes.

Video Laryngoscopes: Not Just for Difficult Airways Anymore
More anesthesia providers are using video laryngoscopes for routine intubations.

Can Your Video System Do This?
If you can't route HD images to surgical suites, surgeons' offices and smartphones, your OR's not fully integrated. It should be.

Prepping for Gastric Banding
The essential equipment, staffing and anesthesia needs for outpatient success.

The Stalled Install
A bump in the paperless road causes a month delay in the EMR's go-live date.

Patient Warming's Role in Preventing SSIs
Maintaining normothermia from admission to discharge reduces the risk of surgical site infections.

Hernia Surgery Products That Help Prevent Infection
How new mesh technologies can stave off surgical site infections in your hernia repairs.

11 Tips for Better Blocks
Efficiency is the key to maximizing the time-saving benefits of regional anesthesia.

Are Your ORs Attractive to General Surgeons?
Build your abdominal case volume on these 4 factors.

What's New in Cutting and Sealing Technologies
The latest thermal and ultrasonic energies for cutting and coagulating.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: From Good To Great
Which Patient Satisfaction Scores Really Matter?

Ideas That Work: Magic Eraser
Scuff Marks Be Gone

Ideas That Work: Get Patients To Tell You How They Really Feel

Ideas That Work: Pathology
7 Steps to Effective Specimen Handling

Ideas That Work: Fast Food
Supply "Burritos" Speed Turnover Times

Ideas That Work: Trash Talk
Never Toss an Instrument In the Trash Again

Departments

Editor's Page - Guesstimate Your SSI Rate
How do you track your post-op infection rates?

Letters & E-mails

Coding & Billing
Mandatory Quality Reporting Coming to ASCs

Staffing - How Do You Prepare for an OR Emergency?
A hospital simulates 4 operating room disasters on mannequins.

Safety - 5 Reasons to Double-Glove
Overcome the resistance you might face from surgeons and staff.

Clinical Concerns - Managing Malignant Hyperthermia
Advance knowledge and a prepared team make the difference.

Infection Prevention - Keys to Success With Low-Temp Sterilization
5 practical tips to avoid aborted cycles and reprocessing headaches.

Product News

Thinking of Buying - Micro-Incisional Laparoscopic Instruments
What your docs want in single-port and super-slender devices.

Cutting Remarks - Inside the Locker Room
You can tell a lot about a surgeon from his locker.

Behind Closed Doors: Why Do We Sweat Surveys?
Maybe we should clean up all the time as though company is coming.

Ideas That Work
Go from good to great - Magic mops - Speedy supply rolls

September 2012

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