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Focused Factories - November 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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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 | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 | V o l . X V I , N o . 1 1 C O N T E N T S 48 COVER STORY The Focused Factory Approach to Surgery Every facility, big or small, can implement a standardized approach to how it operates. David J. Cook, MD 56 5 Ways to Make Your Cataract Patients Happy A surgeon who has been on both sides of the table shares his top tips for improving patient satisfaction. Charles Slonim, MD 64 5 Keys to Regional Block Efficiency Our high-volume orthopedic center keeps patients moving. Brandon Winchester, MD 70 The Role of Real-Time Intraoperative Imaging Efficiency and accessibility were an unexpected focus of our imaging upgrade. Pamela Barnett, BS, RN, CNOR 75 Are You Making These Surface-Cleaning Mistakes? Here are 13 areas your turnover team may be glossing over. Amy Hughes, BSN, CIC 81 Strategies for More Precise Surgical Fluid Management Your intraoperative fluid therapy decisions influence post-operative outcomes. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 86 10 Abdominal Surgery Advances Innovative techniques and tools continue to move the ball forward. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 95 Case Carts Carry the Load Don't overlook the critical role they play in your workflow. Carol M. Dechen, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, CRCST 102 A New Way to Clean GI Scopes Some are calling for a shift in endoscope reprocessing from high-level disinfection to steam sterilization. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 108 Shopping for Supraglottic Airway Devices When a difficult airway strikes, you want the right tool instantly available. Here's help in deciding. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 116 Our New Heavyweight Table The $75,000 workhorse has a 1,200-pound weight capacity and a host of other safety features. Chelsey Holloway, RN, ST 124 Hot Features in Warming Cabinets The latest innovations promote safety, convenience and reliability. Gary Lawson, MD 124 On the Cover In 2009, the Mayo Clinic developed the "focused factory" approach to surgery — a pathway that dictates each major step in a patient's care for a specific specialty or procedure. Within 3 months, they saw a multimillion-dollar return on their investment and added 15% to 25% more cases. Cover design by Ethan Anderson F E A T U R E S

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