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OR Excellence Awards 2016 - September 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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9 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 C ataract surgery is already one of the safest procedures around, but it never hurts to improve. Here are 8 advances that will boost the safety of your patients, sur- geons and staff mem- bers. Dropless and less drop surgery Dropless and less drop procedures improve patient compliance with an otherwise tedious post-op drop regimen. In dropless surgery, the surgeon gives the patient an intraocular antibiotic injection before surgery, eliminating the need for pre- and post-op drops. Not only does this mean you don't have to rely on patients placing their own drops perfectly to ward off infection, but it also saves your patients money, says Denise Carpenter, BSN, RN, director of nursing at the Surgery Center of Northern California in Redding. "Patients pay 1 8 Ways to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer These technologies improve patient compliance, reduce surgical injuries and minimize patients' risk of post-op infection. Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor • SIDE OF SAFETY Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures, yet complications can still occur. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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