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No More Never Events - February 2014 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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FEATURES 28 COVER STORY Zero Tolerance for Never Events Can we get to zero? Yes, experts say it can be done. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 40 How to Avoid Hospital- Acquired Conditions Advice on preventing retained objects, pressure ulcers, SSIs and falls. Beverly Kirchner, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC 47 Overcome the Obstacles In Online Pre-Admissions Early adopters share what they’ve learned. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 53 Equip Your ORs for Sharps Safety Safety-engineered sharps and trays provide passing protection. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 62 Can Ventral Hernia Surgery Be Profitable? Facility leaders say it starts with communication and cost control. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 68 See It Now: Advances in GI Visualization Recent innovations are bringing everything into sharper focus. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 75 Beware the Biofilm The microscopic residue of surgery and exams can cause big-time problems. Michelle J. Alfa, PhD, FCCM 82 The Unintended Consequences Of Unintended Hypothermia Warming’s not just about patient comfort. There are very real threats in even mild hypothermia. Theresa Criscitelli, EdD(c), RN, CNOR 89 How We’re Pushing the Outpatient Spine Envelope Six ways you can innovate to perform bigger cases with better outcomes. Robert S. Bray Jr., MD 100 How Healthcare Reform is Reshaping Surgery Efficiency and versatility define the Obamacare OR. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 106 Making The Case for Reposables Limited-use instruments and devices save money and prevent waste. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 113 Airway Disaster Averted How to avoid losing airways — and how to save the day when something goes wrong. Dan O’Connor | Editor-in-Chief

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