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Archive July 2011 XII, No. 7


Anatomy of a Surgical Error
David C. Ring, MD, was resolved to perform the "best carpal tunnel release ever" when he walked into the OR. Unfortunately, the patient was scheduled to receive a trigger finger release. What can we learn from his story?

Safety Knives Cataract Surgeons Actually Like
Converting your surgeons to safety devices remains an uphill battle, yes, but success stories are no longer the exception, especially inside ophthalmology suites.

Get What's Yours
Taking action against delayed, denied and underpaid claims.

Key Factors in Faster Hernia Surgery
The latest mesh designs, fixation devices and deployment systems help reduce case times while maintaining safe outcomes.

You Have the Power to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
The right positioning devices and table pads make all the difference.

6 Steps to EMR Success
Implementation advice from facilities that have gone live.

14 Irrefutable Reasons to Eliminate Surgical Smoke
Share this list with surgeons whose rooms reek of electrosurgery's toxic haze.

Playing It Safe With Electrosurgery
A clear understanding of the fundamentals and the latest devices designed with safety in mind will help you avoid trouble in the OR.

Thinking of Buying...Surgical Tables
Make sure the centerpiece of the OR is right for the job.


Editor's Page
Say No Thanks to Pranking Colleagues in the OR

Letters & E-mails

Ideas That Work
Dispose of unused injectables

Readers to the Rescue
Maximum Case Time in ASCs

Back to School

Medical Malpractice
Plastic Surgery Ends in Deformity and Divorce

Legal Update
Is There an ACO In Your Future?

Infection Prevention
Keeping High-Traffic, High-Touch Areas Clean

Cutting Remarks
Maalox Moments, Courtesy of Anesthesia

Behind Closed Doors
Treat "Em and Street "Em

July 2011

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