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Heavy Duty - October 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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 • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 On the Cover Many surgery centers are being forced to raise their BMI or weight limits in order to host patients with expanding waist- lines, according to our recent reader survey. Is that trend best for safe and appropriate patient care? Maybe not. Some surgical teams are struggling to manage the equipment needs, staff training and sensi- tivity needed to treat super- sized individuals with the same care and compassion that all patients deserve. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photos by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN 10 Editor's Page An Administrator's Work Is Never Done Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Letters & E-mail 16 Ideas That Work • Keep cell phones out of the OR • Should patients go home in taxis? • Keep laryngoscope blades from disappearing 30 Business Advisor Get Patients to Pay in Full on the Day of Surgery Monika Aldred 35 Anesthesia Alert Take the Fear Out of Mask Induction for Kids Diane Manzella Miller, MHS, CRNA 40 Medical Malpractice Yes, Patients Can Directly Sue Your Facility Christian W. Francis, JD, and Amy Redington Riley, JD 44 Coding & Billing Are You Leaving Money on the Table? Prerna Gupta 110 Thinking of Buying … Orthopedic Image Guidance and Robotic Systems Navigation can turn good hip and knee replacements into great ones. Bradford S. Waddell, MD 118 Cutting Remarks Wanna Get Away? John D. Kelly IV, MD 120 Product News 126 Behind Closed Doors The Long and Lonely Road to Recovery Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 16 35 Departments

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