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6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 1 7 On the Cover It's almost impossible to con- sistently and reliably remove bioburden and bacteria from flexible endoscopes during man- ual cleaning, no matter how well you follow reprocessing protocols. And, as the saying goes, you can't disinfect a dirty scope. Is it enough to ask your reprocessing techs to do the best they can? Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo courtesy of ECRI Institute 8 Editor's Page A CRNA's Story of Addiction and Recovery Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 10 Ideas That Work • Avoid IV infusion errors • A simple sign improves sharps safety • Boost your patient satisfaction survey return rate 20 Business Advisor Maximize Your Marketing Efforts Stewart Gandolf, MBA 25 Anesthesia Alert One Simple Trick to Preempt Post-op Pain Barry L. Friedberg, MD 112 Thinking of Buying … Pain Pumps Provide patients with consistent, long-lasting pain relief. Gregory Hickman, MD 125 Infection Prevention Corrosive Cleaners? Jaime Schlorff 130 Product News 136 Cutting Remarks Forgiveness: Don't Leave Home Without It John D. Kelly IV, MD 138 Behind Closed Doors The Case of the Missing Probe Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 10 138 Departments 104 Can We Eradicate Endophthalmitis? 7 preventive measures to guard against this rare but sight-threatening complication. Eileen Beltramba, RN, COT, BS Features

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