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The Power to Prevent SSIs - June 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 47 COVER STORY The Power to Prevent SSIs New tools give you the upper hand in the fight against infections. Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC 26 Take Our Medication Safety Quiz Just like look-alike and sound-alike drugs, things aren't always as they seem. John Karwoski, RPh, MBA 36 The Newest Entries in Minimally Invasive Surgery The SAGES exhibit hall was a showcase for inno- vative GI and endoscopic products. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 61 The Courage to Speak Up Will your staff stick up for your patients when they sense trouble in the OR? Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 71 Guaranteed Delivery of Sterilized Sets Our crosscheck program verifies that wrapped and rigid instrument trays arrive in the OR ready for use. Fatima C. Vergara, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA 80 Don't Be a Stranger to the Scope Room Because there's a lot you don't know about endoscope reprocessing. Laura Schneider, RN, CGRN, CASC, CFER 87 Avoid Complications in Cataract Surgery How to steer clear of common, but preventable, post-operative adverse events. Samuel Masket, MD 94 The Golden Age of Surgical Video Surgeons now have unmatched views of the surgical field. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 101 The Changing Face of Chronic Pain Management The opioid epidemic is forcing pain physicians to put down their prescription pad and embrace interventional pain treatments. Diane Stopyra | Contributing Editor Contents June 2017 • Vol. XVIII, No. 6 Features 26 61 80

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