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What Will the OR of the Future Look Like? - July 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 4 IS IT TIME FOR A NEW SPINE TABLE? INTRODUCING THE ALLEN® ADVANCE TABLE Allen's premium patient positioning solution for complex spine procedures designed with: 1. Improved Safety If the pin connecting the H-Bracket to the table base is accidentally pulled, the patient support top will not fall to the floor 2. Modern, Intuitive User Interface 3. Electronic Brake System Centrally Locks All Four Casters 360° Rotation Improved Safety Intuitive Interface (800) 433-5774 • (978) 266-4200 www.allenmedical.com/ops19 © 2014 Allen Medical Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved D-770725-A1 Intuitive Interface Unique Locking H-Bracket 600 lb Weight Capacity Cost Competitive NEW Call the number below to inquire about a no-cost evaluation Electronic Brake System Centrally Locks All Four Casters 10 Editor's Page The Dangers of Competing on Cost Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 14 Letters & E-mails 16 The Surgeons' Lounge • E-mail do's and don'ts • Outsmart their smart phones • The cure for wayward bed cords 22 Ideas That Work • Gift cards sway surgeons • Put garbage bags to good use • A fun way to learn supply costs 32 Anesthesia Alert Why Starve and Dehydrate Your Patients? M. Lou Marsh, MD 36 Safety Can You Trust Your Compounding Lab? David G. Miller, RPh 94 Thinking of Buying … Fluid Waste Management Systems OR safety and efficiency depend upon disposal. Hugh Cornelson, RN 109 Product News 112 Cutting Remarks Cut Costs, Not Corners John D. Kelly IV, MD 114 Behind Closed Doors Sis Boom Bah Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 16 22 112 DEPARTMENTS 36 OSE_1407_part1_Layout 1 7/3/14 8:59 AM Page 8

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