Outpatient Surgery Magazine

OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

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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1 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U N E 2 0 1 5 T he number of patients having knees and hips replaced every year is stag- gering and expected to continue to rise, as Baby Boomers reach retire- ment age and beyond. It was once assumed that total joint replacements required significant hospital stays, but not anymore. Thanks to advances in mus- cle-sparing surgical technique and pain control, outpatient total joint replacement has become a reality, and it's an approach that's bound to grow and thrive as more and more facilities learn what it takes to profit from the trend. What are the essen- tial elements? We'll outline the details in our program, "Outpatient Total Joint Workshop: Yes, You Can Do Same-Day Total Joints." Here, according to experts, are a few of the essentials. • Teamwork is crucial. The goal is to have all processes set up in such a way that they become plug-and-play. A surgeon who works with one physician assistant Opportunity Awaits: Outpatient Total Joints Are Here to Stay Learn the essential elements in our special pre-conference session. z GROWTH OPPORTUNITY More and more facilities are adding outpatient total joints — should you be one of them? SPECIAL ORX MORNING WORKSHOP A

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