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OR Excellence Awards - September 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 On the Cover This year marks the 10 th anniversary of the OR Excellence Awards. It's hard to believe a decade has passed since we first recognized those of you who always put patients' needs before you own and lead your staff each day with a can-do attitude. As we commemorate the past and celebrate this year's winners, we look forward to another 10 years of sharing your stories of surgical excellence. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR 6 15 97 10 Tips for Safer Electrosurgery Use these guidelines to keep both patients and staff safe. Jaisa Olasky, MD, FACS 105 Expert Tips for Total Joint Efficiency Build your program on these pillars of success. Jeannette Sabatini and Mike Morsch | Associate Editors 113 There's That Cataract Van Again Does outsourcing cataracts make sense for your facility? Sheila Boland, BSN, RN 6 Ideas That Work • Real-deal fire evacuation drills • Keep tabs on your propofol • Stay out: UV disinfection in process 15 Staffing 4 Tips for Dealing With Chronic Complainers Kathy Williams Beydler, RN, MBA, CNOR, CASC 18 Business Advisor Unlock Your Equipment's Hidden Expiration Date John J. Goehle, MBA, CASC, CPA 21 Anesthesia Alert 8 Little-Known Facts About Ketamine Arun Kalava, MD, DABA 26 Safety How Many Pain Pills Do Patients Really Need? Michael Englesbe, MD, FACS 30 Infection Prevention The Instrument Whisperer Has Spoken Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL 122 Product News 125 Behind Closed Doors Things That Make You Go Hmmm ... Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR Departments

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