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Comfy ORs - June 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Page 6 FEATURES 36 COVER STORY How Comfortable Are Your ORs? Take this hospital's lead and focus on features that ease the daily grind. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 50 Are Morcellators Safe for Hysterectomies? They speed the procedure, but do they spread cancer, too? See what this gynecologic surgeon has to say. Jeffrey Thurston, MD 60 Tips for Greening the Operating Room Sensible steps you can take today to shrink your carbon footprint. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 69 10 Products You Shouldn't Be Without Here are some of this year's top innovations. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 77 Perfect Your Pre-Admission Process Advice for starting every patient experience on the right foot. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 83 Can You Pass This Prepping Quiz? Want to start a great debate? Ask your surgeons and nurses to defend their skin prepping preferences and beliefs. Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC, and Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, CPN 94 The Business of Outpatient Spine It's an attractive option when you can manage all the pieces. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 103 Regional Anesthesia's Economic Advantages Peripheral nerve blocks save dollars and make sense. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 112 Tips for Seamless Video Integration Can your surgeons view and manipulate video and images during and after the case? Kimberly Garriott 122 Protect Patients From Pressure Injuries 4 questions to improve surgical patients' skin care outcomes. Megan Dooman, RN, BSN, CNOR 129 3 Cleaning Tasks You Should Absolutely Automate Give your staff a break with these labor-saving technologies. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 44 About My Error The orthopedic surgeon talks about his wrong procedure in order to share the lessons learned. David Ring, MD, PhD

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