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Archive September 2010 XI, No. 9


When Corporate Partnerships Go Wrong
They're not always fairy tales that end happily ever after. Sometimes things go horribly wrong.

Understanding Hernia Mesh
Your guide to the latest materials and purchasing strategies.

Right-Sizing Your Cataract Knife Supplies
How to balance quality, cost and the goal of standardization when choosing ophthalmic knives.

How to Design a Laparoscopy Suite Your Surgeons Will Love
A well-equipped, well-organized OR promotes safe and efficient outcomes.

Regional Anesthesia for Adolescents
Keys to successfully performing blocks on your younger patients.

Your Guide to Medication Labeling
These little stickers should be an important part of your facility's strategy to eliminate medication errors.

Making the Direct-to-Drain Decision
Analyzing the costs and benefits of closed suction systems.

The Battle Against SSIs Heats Up
CMS says forced-air warming needs to be a part of your hypothermia prevention efforts.

The Clinical Benefits of the New Flexible Endoscopes
This busy GI center discovered that better visualization and greater maneuverability aren't just overhyped bells and whistles.

Thinking of Buying...Non-Steam Sterilizers
Low-temperature alternatives for high-maintenance instruments.


Editor's Page
Do You Need a Corporate Partner?

Letters & E-mails

OR Excellence
Dr. Vinod Malhotra unveils his formula for quality surgical care.

Ideas That Work
An infection control game for all

Coding & Billing
Don't Put Off Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion

18 Golden Rules to Work By

Legal Update
Successful Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures

Medical Malpractice
What to Do If You Get Sued

Business Advisor
10 Questions to Ask Your EMR Vendors

Anesthesia Alert
Are You Ready for a Code in the OR?

Selling Surgeons on Safety Initiatives

Infection Prevention
Debunking 4 Myths About Injection Safety

Product News
Pegboard for Obese Orthopedic Patients

Behind Closed Doors
We're Not In Kansas Anymore

September 2010

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