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Archive January 2018 XIX, No. 1


Does Your Paycheck Match Your Purchasing Power?
A surgical facility leader's salary should reflect the capital equipment budgets you manage and the buying decisions you make.

Select the Right Compounding Pharmacy
Be sure you're working with a pharmacy that shares your commitment to keeping patients safe.

Catch DVT If You Can
Deep vein thrombosis is completely treatable if caught in time, but the symptoms aren't always easy to spot.

Tips for Safer Trendelenburg Positioning
Keep patients safe and secure during head-down tilting positions during surgery.

How Far Will Single-Use Instruments Go?
On-demand, one-and-done disposable devices can relieve your instrument backlogs — and you don't have to reprocess them.

No More No-Shows
Tips to prevent cancelled cases and empty ORs.

What's New in Cataract Extraction Technology
New devices and tweaks to current ones aim to make cataract surgery so easy even a reporter can do it.

Ideas That Work

Ideas That Work: Manual Communication
Sign Language Limits OR Traffic

Ideas That Work: Visual Aid
Wheeled Count Boards Reduce Risk of Retained Objects

Ideas That Work: The Beauty of a Suggestion Box

Ideas That Work: The Cure for Cramped Quarters

Ideas That Work: Pre-Op Check
Flag Patients Not Yet Ready for Surgery

Ideas That Work: Stay Organized
Don't Lose Your Instruments - or Your Marbles

Ideas That Work: Check Out This Detailed Handoff Form


Editor's Page: #MeTooMedicine Exposes Sexual Abuse in Surgery
A nurse stands up to a powerful surgeon and health system

Business Advisor: Surgery That Comes With a Warranty
Ensuring successful outcomes could be good for business.

Infection Prevention: Can Your Instrument Program Pass This Test?
You should be able to answer "yes" to these 5 questions.

Legal Update: Medicare Shifts Its Stance on Total Knees
CMS will cover TKA in hospital outpatient departments, but not in ASCs.

Thinking of Buying... Rigid Sealed Containers
Here's why many facilities are moving away from blue wrap.

Product News

Behind Closed Doors: Oh, the Places I've Gone
I've seen and heard a lot during my 38 years in the OR.

January 2018

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