Archive July 2015 XVI, No. 7


Clear Cut
Are you marking the surgical site right? Our survey shows room for improvement.

Make the Switch to Safety Scalpels
Practical advice for getting your (protected) points across.

What's New in Gastroenterology?
Cool products from Digestive Disease Week.

Flip This Room: The Value of Turnover Kits
Provide your staff with the supplies they need to clean and set up rooms.

Advances in Video Imaging
The days of laparoscopic surgeons feeling as though they're operating through a straw are long gone.

11 Hot Products for Ophthalmology
Innovation abounds in the ASCRS exhibit hall.

Stay Ahead of Ergonomic Injuries
Preparation is the key to prevention.

Arthroscopy's 3 Hidden Advances
These features have greatly benefited minimally invasive joint repair.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Foam Drops Holder
Dispense Dilating Drops With Precision

Ideas That Work: Safety Check
ID Pediatric Patients and Their Parents

Ideas That Work: Ace Bandage
Heavy Metal

Ideas That Work: Clean and Safe
Protect Your iPads From Germs and Cracks

Ideas That Work: Head Start
Medical Assistants Save Time in Pre-op

Ideas That Work: Goodie Bag
Send Patients Home With Recovery Tools

Ideas That Work: Innovative Ideas
6 Neat Workarounds

Ideas That Work: Site Marking
Stop, You Forgot to Mark the Site


Editor's Page: Say No to Surveillance Cameras in the OR
A proposed law would require ASCs and hospitals to install black boxes.

Feed Your Inbox
Everything You Missed Online Last Month

Business Advisor: Shopping Smart for Capital Equipment
Yes, it's possible to upgrade your ORs without breaking the bank.

Coding & Billing: A Partial and Confusing List of Spine Codes
Your claims could include excluded and covered services.

Medical Malpractice:EMRs Can Be Your Friend or Foe in a Lawsuit
Electronic medical records can trip you up in court.

Safety: Shhh! Surgery in Progress
Excessive noise distracts the OR team from patient care.

Infection Prevention: It Pays to Irrigate the Abdominal Cavity
It's an often overlooked, highly effective way to prevent infection.

Anesthesia Alert: Should You Stock Succinylcholine or Rocuronium?
Which should be your first choice for breaking a laryngospasm?

Product News

Cutting Remarks: I Cannot Tell a Lie
Sometimes it hurts to tell patients the truth.

Behind Closed Doors: Were You Raised By an OR Nurse?
You can always tell when there's a nurse in the family.

July 2015

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