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Archive November 2010 XI, No. 11


Special Report: Road to Recovery
As the recession recedes, it's time to roll up your sleeves and succeed in the new surgical economy.

Expand Your General Surgery Horizons
A roundup of 19 of the latest products for minimally invasive surgery.

It's Easy (On Your Budget) Being Green
6 ways to reduce your facility's environmental impact and save money in the process.

Are Your Endoscopes In Good Hands?
How to scout for signs of substandard care to keep these instruments clean, non-infectious and functional.

Keys to a Successful Pain Management Service
These procedures can be a boon to your bottom line if you minimize case costs and maximize throughput.

Will Lasers Improve Cataract Surgery Outcomes?
The potential of femtosecond laser technology is generating a buzz in ophthalmic circles.

Making Rooms With Booms
7 things you need to know before you start shopping.

How to Prevent Medication Errors
Make sure the right patient gets the right drug and the right dose every time.

One Glove to Love
We standardized this surgical staple for economy, organization and safety.

Cleaning Cannulated Devices
Small lumens make these instruments a challenge to clean. Here's how to rise to the challenge.


Editor's Page
With a Little Help From Your Friends

Improving On-Time Surgical Starts
Tips for getting your surgeons and anesthesia providers into the OR when they should be.

Ideas That Work
Improve eye surgery safety

8 Quick and Easy Ways to Energize Your Staff

Business Advisor
Take Your Spine Service to the Next Level

Coding & Billing
Inside the OIG 2011 Work Plan

Legal Update
Benefits of Converting an ASC to an HOPD

Anesthesia Alert
Cost-Cutting Benefits of Low-Flow Anesthesia

Behind Closed Doors
Patients Say the Darndest Things

November 2010

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