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Obamacare, You're Fired - December 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 34 COVER STORY Is Obamacare About to Get Trumped? We won't have to wait long to see how the President-elect's promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will play out. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 46 Streamline Room Turnover How to ready your ORs faster — consistently, completely and without cutting corners. Dan Dunkin | Associate Editor 51 Warming Trends What are your rules for keeping patients normothermic? Dan Dunkin | Associate Editor 59 Say Yes to Opioid-Free Surgery A hospital eliminated opioids from surgery and removed prescription painkillers from its post-op pain control protocol. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 66 Where's the Love? How to nurture a healthy central sterile supply-OR relationship. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 74 Torn Between Two Meshes Hernia mesh options are no longer just biologics or conventional — you have new options for more complex cases. Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS 80 Keep Your Employees Free From Harm A number of hazards are lurking in your operating rooms. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 88 28 Tips to Improve Arthroscopy Efficiency Keep cases moving, surgeons happy and profits flowing. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 96 The Latest and Greatest in Anesthesia The American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting was jam-packed with innovative tools and products. Jim Burger | Senior Editor Contents December 2016 • Vol. XVII, No. 12 Features 46 59 96

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