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Archive October 2010 XI, No. 10


2010 OR Excellence Awards
Our 2nd annual salute to the best of the best.

Cataract Surgery Efficiency: Advice from Outsourcing Companies
These roving surgical coordinators have seen it all. Here's their advice for making cases go faster and better.

The Financial Impact of Nerve Blocks
In our 2nd annual survey, readers describe how regional anesthesia affects their facilities' bottom lines.

Tips and Tools for Better, Faster GI Turnovers
The time savings add up when you have the right equipment, people and processes in place.

Stop Hypothermia Before It Strikes
Effective patient warming is all about maintaining normothermia from pre-op to PACU.

The Right Antibiotic, Right on Time
How an Oregon hospital is working to improve best practices in surgical antibiotic prophylaxis.

Shopping for Surgical Headlights?
The manager of a busy head and neck surgery center sheds some light on the 6 features that matter most.

Thinking of Buying...Vital Signs Monitors
Here are the issues to discuss with your anesthesia provider.


Editor's Page
Early to Bed and Early to Rise

Letters & E-mails

Ideas That Work
Communicate with message boards

Anesthesia Alert
Using Nerve Blocks to Control Pain in Children

Coding & Billing
Tips to Document Fractures and Dislocations

Business Advisor
Stay Sane When Switching Software Systems

Legal Update
How Much Would Your Facility Sell For?

Product News
Fashionable scrubs, a 3D camera system and an Apple app for the OR.

Behind Closed Doors
Walk a Mile in Their Clogs

October 2010

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