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Fair and Equal Pay? - January 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 Outpatient Surgery R Magazine www outpatientsurgery.net January 2016 Fair and Equal Pay? Your paycheck should keep pace with your rising level of responsibility. P. 22 SALARY SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN 56 16 Staffing Hours Budget Worksheet 32 3 Real-Life Emergencies 56 Easier-to-Clean Duodenoscopes 86 Why Patients Cancel Surgery On the Cover Our annual salary survey shows earnings for surgical leaders have flatlined in the low six figures while their duties and responsibilities continue to increase. There are more cases to juggle and more staff to train, but a love of surgery and the opportunity to care for patients provide the drive you need to grind through the daily stress of a high-pressure job. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN 8 Editor's Page What a Ride It's Been for Nurse Nancy Burden Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Letters & E-mail 16 Ideas That Work • Secure endotracheal tubes with dental floss • Scrub sink eyewear reminder • 5 ways to prevent wrong-site surgery 26 Coding & Billing Cuts to 2016 Colonoscopy Rates Run Deep Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC 30 Staffing A Spreadsheet That Spits Out a Staffing Budget Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA 33 Medical Malpractice Talking Your Way Out of a Lawsuit Thomas Fleeter, MD 130 Thinking of Buying … Smoke Evacuators Today's innovative devices evacuate surgical smoke right at the source. Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN 144 Product News 150 Cutting Remarks Why Do Patients Blow Off Their Surgeries? John D. Kelly IV, MD 152 Behind Closed Doors The Power of Positive Thinking Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 16 33 Departments 116 Reduce the Risk of Pressure Ulcers Skin injuries can occur without preventative measures in place. Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN 122 Master of the Difficult Airway New devices are making difficult cases safer — and opening the doors to more challenging patients. Jim Burger | Associate Editor

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