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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 36 COVER STORY Work-Life Balance Forget money and stress. When it comes to job sat- isfaction, nothing matters more than being able to juggle the demands of a career and a personal life. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 53 What's New in Patient Communication Apps Engage with patients in a more intimate way — on their cherished mobile devices. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 61 Stop the Trendelenburg Slide Positioning tips to keep patients safe while they're in a steep head-down tilt. Brent Klev, MBA, BSN, RN 69 Should You Go All In On Laser Cataracts? The true cost of adding laser-assisted cataract surgery. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 78 Burning Question Are you committed to keeping your ORs free of surgical smoke? Mary J. Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR 84 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About EMRs Potholes to avoid as you head down the paperless path. Fawn Esser Lipp, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC 90 How You're Managing the Pain of Total Knees Our survey finds that blocks and NSAIDs are the most prominent of many tools. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 97 Are Prefilled Syringes Worth It? Weighing the pros and cons of ready-to-administer compounded drugs. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 106 Which Is Better: Wrapped Instrument Trays or Sealed Containers? Two sterile processing managers debate the merits of fabric and metal sterilization packaging systems. Phillip Van Gorp vs. Perry Starcovic 116 Are You Following the New Scope Reprocessing Guidelines? Review these 7 takeaways from the most recent guidance to find out for sure. Marie A. Bashaw, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Contents January 2017 • Vol. XVIII, No. 1 Features 53 61 122

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