Archive July 2014 XV, No. 7


The OR of the Future
It's about people and technology bringing out the best in each other.

Can You Pass Our Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization Quiz
Do's and don'ts for when you need that item right away.

The Latest in Laparoscopic Surgery
There were plenty of innovative devices on display in the exhibit hall at this year's SAGES conference.

Put DVT Prevention into Practice
Evidence-based strategies will help you circumvent the clot.

New Options for Ophthalmic Surgery
Keeping an eye out for innovation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery conference.

How We Added Emergency Ortho Care
Putting the pieces together to provide fracture care at our ASC.

Handling Heavier Patients
7 products you need to care for today's larger patients Surgeons' Lounge

The Surgeons' Lounge: E-mail Etiquette
Email Do's and Don'ts

The Surgeons' Lounge: Business, Not Personal
Outsmart Their Smart Phones

The Surgeons' Lounge: Tripping Hazard
The Cure for Wayward Bed Cords

The Surgeons' Lounge: What's Happening on

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: What Motivates MDs?
What My Docs Will Do for a $50 Gift Card

Ideas That Work: Ready to Go
Pre-Positioning Patients Saves Time

Ideas That Work: Electronic Records
Does Your EMR Capture SCIP Criteria?

Ideas That Work: Sticker Price
A Simple Way to Track Costly Supplies

Ideas That Work: In The Bag
Put Garbage Bags to Work Before, During and After a Case

Ideas That Work: The Price Is Right
Guess-That-Cost Contest


Editor's Page: The Dangers of Competing on Cost
ASCs should be happy to remain the low-cost alternative to hospitals.

Letters & E-mails

Anesthesia Alert: Why Starve and Dehydrate Your Patients?
You are if you're forcing them to fast from midnight.

Safety: Can You Trust Your Compounding Lab?
How to evaluate the companies that compound sterile drugs.

Thinking of Buying ... Fluid Waste Management Systems
Which automated collection and disposal unit is right for you?

Product News

Cutting Remarks: Cut Costs, Not Corners
Shaving expenses in the OR can be a hard pill to swallow.

Behind Closed Doors: Sis Boom Bah
Every surgical team needs cheerleaders.

July 2014

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