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Why Do ASCs Fail? - August 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 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 | A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 A u g u s t 2 0 1 5 | V o l . X V I , N o . 8 C O N T E N T S 46 Breaking Bad The pressure to meet Wall Street expecta- tions blinded a med- ical device executive to participate in an elabo- rate channel-stuffing scheme to defraud investors. David Applegate 34 COVER STORY Why Do ASCs Fail? Any of several scenarios can turn a thriving center into an empty shell. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 82 Patient Warming Pays Off Our real-world research attempted to identify the most effective and economical option in hypothermia prevention. Edie Patterson, BSN, RN, CNOR 89 Enhance Your Surface Disinfection Efforts Wipes and whole room disinfection ensure ORs are as clean as possible. Heather A. Hohenberger, BSN, RN, CIC, CNOR 97 2015 Cataract Technology Survey A look at how your peers are embracing recent innovations. Jim Burger | Associate Editor Outpatient Surgery August 2015 R Magazine www outpatientsurgery.net Why Do ASCs Fail? How a thriving center can turn into an empty shell. P. 18 David Applegate's ArthroCare Confession p. 24 On the Cover Failing to recruit new surgeons, building too big too fast, unrealistic expectations of continued growth, a lack of strong leadership and bad payer contracts are just a few factors that can drive successful surgery centers into the ground. ASC management experts share their best advice so you don't make the same mistakes. Cover design by Ethan Anderson F E A T U R E S D E P A R T M E N T S 8 Editor's Page Surgeon Report Cards Get Failing Grade Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Letters & E-mail Does Exparel Work Any Better Than Bupivacaine? 16 Ideas That Work • Color-coded staff • The key to protecting patient privacy • Streamline room turnovers 26 Anesthesia Alert Reduce PONV by "Bookending" Propofol Michael Reines, MD 30 Infection Prevention Battling Biofilm Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC 120 Cutting Remarks Famous Last Words John D. Kelly IV, MD 122 Behind Closed Doors Paula's Attitude Adjustment Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 125 In Case You Missed It A recap of the hottest headlines from our online news coverage.

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