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Would You Operate On This Patient? - October 2015 - Subscribe to 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 | O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 O c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 | V o l . X V I , N o . 1 0 C O N T E N T S 44 COVER STORY Would You Operate on This Patient? Let safety be your guide when deciding whether to take on borderline cases. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 57 Smoother IV Starts Advice from the nurse who can do 10 sticks a day for a month without missing. Holly Wright, RN, BSN 64 Home Recovery and Rehab for Total Joint Patients Daily visits from nurses and therapists are a necessary component of outpatient joint surgery. Amy Hancock 74 Getting Results With Regional Anesthesia Don't let avoidable obstacles block the tech- niques' workflow and patient care advantages. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 89 5 Tips for Trialing Surgical Headlights We brought in 12 vendors to set up a mini trade show in the boardroom at the hospital. Robert Huler, MD 95 5 Ways EMRs Make Our Lives Easier Going paperless infuses the workday with amazing efficiencies. Melody Clarke, RN, BSN, CASC 101 How to Choose a High-Def Endoscopic Camera The future is bright for laparoscopic imaging. Here's advice on making the best choice for your facility. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 109 What Your Eye Surgeons Want in a Microscope Poll your surgeons and it's highly likely they'll list the following factors as the keys to their scope choices. T. Hunter Newsom, MD 118 Winning the War Against Cross-Contamination Are you overlooking these crucial infection-prevention tools? Jim Burger | Associate Editor 133 Benefits of the Integrated OR From the lights to the laparoscopes, all of the equipment in our rooms is connected via a single software platform. Cassandra Whitney, RN, MHA 164 On the Cover Pleasing surgeons and protecting patients is a tough bal- ancing act. You never want to cancel or postpone a case, but sometimes it's best to ignore external pressures that dare you to push the surgical safety envelope. In the end, you have to trust your gut and do what's right. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN F E A T U R E S

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