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The Economics of Prefilled Syringes - August 2017 - 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 • A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 On the Cover How much is clinical conven- ience and added patient safety worth to you? Would you stretch your medication budget slightly to reduce waste and improve surgeon and staff satisfaction? It might be time for you to find out what other facility leaders at large hospitals and small surgery centers already know: Paying a little more for prefilled syringes turns out to be quite the bargain. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR 10 108 Features 101 6 Secrets for Cleaning Lumened Instruments Follow these tips to keep your central sterile processing department running on all cylinders. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 8 Editor's Page As One Surgical Center Closes, Another Opens Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 10 Ideas That Work • Kids drive themselves to surgery • Areas we forget to clean • Hot packs help start IVs 24 Coding & Billing 10 Revenue-Cycle Mistakes to Avoid Cristina Bentin, CMA, CCS-P, COC, CPPM 30 Staffing 5 Tips for Meaningful Meetings Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM 34 Anesthesia Alert Coping With the Boredom of Anesthesia Mike MacKinnon, MSN, FNP-C, CRNA 108 Infection Prevention A Gross Cure for Recurrent C. diff Jim Burger | Senior Editor 112 Product News 116 Behind Closed Doors Know Any Good Surgeons? Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR Departments

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