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ORX Awards and the Winners Are ... - September 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 6 And the OR Excellence Award Winners Are ... 48 Financial Management Tracking metrics turned the Camp Lowell Surgery Center's AR around. 55 Patient Safety Investment in patient safety pays big dividends at Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery. 61 Staff Safety An effort to increase smoke evacuation helped protect the staff at Allegiance Health. 67 Pain Management Anesthesiologist Derick Mundey, DO, attacks pain along its many pathways. 73 Patient & Staff Satisfaction Personalized service and recognition are the hallmarks at SMI Surgery Center. 79 Infection Control Preventing SSIs is ingrained in the culture at Tri-State Memorial Hospital. 85 Environmental Stewardship Going green carries with it the added reward of real savings. FEATURES 88 10 Tips for Supraglottic Airways How to handle the challenges of a challenging intubation. Mike MacKinnon, CRNA 95 Video Views of Airway Visualization Devices What can we learn from online outlooks? David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 106 How Do Your Anesthesia Providers Rate? What your colleagues really think about what goes on at the head of the table. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 115 Can the Right Anesthesia Machine Save You Money? You'll breathe easier when you separate wants and needs. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 122 Patient Warming's Not-So-Obvious Benefits Happier patients are just the beginning. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 130 Don't Overlook These Ophthalmic Innovations You can solve cataract surgery complications and improve efficiency without breaking the bank. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 138 7 Colonoscopy Upgrades Worth Considering The latest colonoscopes and viewing aids promise to improve screenings. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 146 Can Outpatient Prostatectomy Be Done? Same-day discharge after prostate cancer removal is possible, but challenges remain. Rich Kirkner | Contributing Editor September 2014 | Vol. XV, No. 9 outpatientsurgery.net Proudly serving surgical facility leaders in hospitals, ASCs and offices for 15 years.

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