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

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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 • J U N E 2 0 1 7 On the Cover Antibiotic overuse is coming under increased scrutiny as nasty superbugs build up resist- ance to the infection-fighting medications. Do your part to limit the need for antibiotics with creative, innovative and under- used ways to protect patients from harmful bacteria. It might not take superhuman efforts to decolonize, disinfect and decon- taminate, but frontline heroes are needed to further the fight against surgical site infections. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photos by Andre Flewellen and Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR. 12 128 Features 109 Partial to Uni Knees What's fueling the growing demand for unicom- partmental knee replacement? Jared R.H. Foran, MD 119 Let's Get Serious About Sharps Safety I'm on a quest to eliminate cuts and needlesticks from the OR. Are you ready to join me? Mark Davis, MD, FACOG 8 Editor's Page Opening Up About Threat That Closed Down ASC Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Ideas That Work • Gongs set the tone for time outs • Score the salary you deserve • Themed signs improve hand hygiene 24 Infection Prevention Our "Scrub the Hub" Campaign Barbara J. Holder RN, BSN, LHRM, CAPA 128 Product News 131 Behind Closed Doors Slight Exaggerations Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR Departments What do patients dread most about surgery? IV start 37% post-op pain 39% post-op nausea and vomiting 24% SOURCE: Outpatient Surgery Magazine InstaPoll, n=324 InstaPoll O S M

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