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Basics of Blocks - April 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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40 COVER STORY Basics of Blocks Everything you need to place ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Dave Berkheimer, BSN, CRNA 48 Ophthalmic Microscopes Leap Forward 5 new features that will make life better for surgeons and patients. Clifford Hendricks, MD 56 Yes, You Can Do Outpatient Spinal Fusion These 4 factors are making it possible. Sanjay Khurana, MD, FACS 61 The Case for Standardizing Skin Preps The opportunity to reduce infections is just one of several benefits. Mary Jo Steiert, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Bonnie Zehr, RN 68 A Sharps Safety Program Even OSHA Could Love Inspectors lauded our efforts to limit needlesticks and cuts. Jennifer Skersick, RN 76 Keep Your Guard Up for Malignant Hyperthermia Here’s how we keep from being caught unprepared. Kristi Plank, RN, BSN 84 What’s New in ENT Navigation Systems? These GPS-like devices help surgeons navigate through the nose using a 3D map created from CT scans. Mani H. Zadeh, MD, FACS 88 Corrosion-Free Instruments The keys to preventing spots, stains and pits. Sharon Greene-Golden, CRCST, FCS 94 Test Your Patient Warming Know-How Let’s hear your answers to these 7 questions. Vallire Hooper, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN 100 How to Create a Latex-Safe Facility Rather than trying to rid your facility of latex, treat all your staff and patients as if they have a latex allergy. Louise DeChesser, RN, MS, CNOR

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