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P rofitable arthroscopy is all about efficiency. You never want to downplay the warm personal touch that keeps patients happy, but you always want to keep things moving. To keep your arthroscopic procedures in the fast lane, here are 28 tips for you, your surgeons and your staff. 1. Stay on top of special needs. Realizing on the day of surgery that you don't have a specific supply you need is a killer. "I always look at the schedule to make sure we have any special items needed for upcoming cases," says Angie Reynolds, RN, administrator of an 8 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 • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 28 Tips to Improve Arthroscopy Efficiency • ECONOMY OF MOVEMENT Keeping similar procedures in the same OR keeps the circulator from having to move equipment around as frequently. Keep cases moving, surgeons happy and profits flowing. Jim Burger Senior Editor

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