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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 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 Magazine www outpatientsurgery.net June 2016 How Safe Are Your Patients? Timeshare Surgery Centers New for Minimally Invasive Surgery Are Your Scopes Really Clean? You Might Be Having A Bad Day If... You'll worry, too, when you see the results of our patient safety survey. P. 24 O Page 1 On the Cover Our survey of nearly 500 surgi- cal administrators revealed some alarming trends: Time outs are being skipped, short- cuts are being taken and never events continue to happen while the blame game and physician arrogance thwart the open com- munication needed to prevent adverse events. How safe are your patients? Not as safe as you might think. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN 8 Editor's Page Changing of the Guard Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Ideas That Work • Clean up GYN cases in a snap • Flowers for every patient • Welcoming waiting rooms 22 Business Advisor Time for Timeshare Surgery Centers? Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 28 Medical Malpractice Don't Get Tripped Up With These EHR Errors Clifford Earl Robertson II, JD 32 Coding & Billing Collecting Co-pays on the Day of Surgery Prerna Gupta 36 Safety Get the Most Out of Your Safety Checklist Jessica Geddings, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CSPDT 118 Thinking of Buying … Rigid Sterilization Containers An open-and-shut case for bypassing blue wrap. John Meggs, MSC, CRCST 126 Infection Prevention Can Anesthesia Providers Spread Infection? Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD 130 Product News 136 Cutting Remarks Maimonides, the Great Healer John D. Kelly IV, MD 139 Behind Closed Doors You Might Be Having a Bad Day If… Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 32 126 Departments

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