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What's the Harm? - December 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 | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 5 | V o l . X V I , N o . 1 2 C O N T E N T S 42 COVER STORY What's the Harm? Our readers challenge home-laundering scrubs and other sacred practices of surgery. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 51 Anesthesia's Latest and Greatest A recap of the hottest new technologies on display at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Gregory Hickman, MD 69 4 Burning Questions About Patient Warming A skirmish over the science of warming is heating up. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 78 The Case for Biologic Hernia Repair Though more costly, is there evidence that using biologic mesh results in lower infection and recurrence rates? Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 83 Troubled Times for Endoscope Reprocessing Your cleaning and disinfection practices have never been under greater scrutiny. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 92 10 Products to Boost Your Fight Against SSIs Consider these new innovations and old stand- bys to enhance your infection control strategy. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 104 Take Better Care of Your Surgical Instruments Tips for extending the lives of your delicate and expensive tools. Mark Lunz 110 Ask the Experts: Should You Add Mini-Laparoscopy? Top surgeons share their thoughts on the tiny tools and whether the technique is worth adding. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 118 New Currents in Electrosurgery Recent innovations are improving safety and convenience. Arnold P. Advincula, MD, FACOG, FACS 124 Should You Add Same-Day Spine? Building a spine program into the backbone of your schedule. Laurie LaPenotiere, MSN, RN 130 Ready for Retina? Rising reimbursements and tech advances make outpatient retina surgery a profitable possibility. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 51 Outpatient Surgery R Magazine www outpatientsurgery.net December 2015 What's the Harm? Our readers challenge home-laundering of scrubs and other sacred practices of surgery. p. 22 Going Green Can Save You Green p. 15 Time for a New Surgical Checklist? p. 20 Latest Anesthesia Devices p. 26 Does Forced-Air Warming Cause SSIs? p. 36 11/25/15 9:52 AM Page 1 On the Cover Tired of rules and regulations that appear to fly in the face of common sense? You're not alone. Readers sound off on 5 puzzling surgical guide- lines that leave them scratching their heads and searching for evidence that's both current and convincing. Cover design by Ethan Anderson F E A T U R E S

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