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Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR - May 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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M A Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 44 COVER STORY 7 Creative Ways to Cut Your Case Costs Smart, simple ideas that save my facility between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. Thomas Durick, MD 52 Take Our Medication Management Quiz 22 questions on pharmacology principles and safe medication practices. Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP 65 Helping Patients Finance Their Surgery Don't get stuck holding the bag when patients need surgery but can't afford their deductibles. Ashley Mamas, CPC 70 Seeing Surgery in a Different Light How image enhancement technology improves patient outcomes. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 85 Cool New Toys for Your Orthopods After seeing dozens of innovative tools and instruments on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' exhibit hall floor, these are the ones that really stood out. Christopher V. Bensen, MD 98 Handling Tough Anesthesia Cases Obesity, sleep apnea and PONV are the enemies. Are your anesthetists ready to take them on? Jim Burger | Associate Editor 108 Fixing Our Broken Pre-Admission Process We met our goal of 100% chart readiness by 6 p.m. on the night before surgery. Karen Burns, RN, MSM, and Edward Conklin, CRCST, CHL 114 The Evolving Business of Cataract Outsourcing Companies are doing much more than renting out phacos and techs to run them. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 122 In Search of the Perfect Hernia Repair The latest mesh options and fixation techniques are making surgery safer and more efficient. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor Contents May 2016 • Vol. XVII, No. 5 Features 52 114 122

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