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OR Excellence Award Winners - September 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 On the Cover We're proud to announce the winners of the 9 th annual OR Excellence Awards. Read about the top-performing facilities and join us at OR Excellence (orexcellence.com) next month in Las Vegas, where we'll induct this year's class of out- standing surgical professionals into a group that represents the amazing accomplishments and constant striving for greatness of you, our loyal readers. Cover design by Ethan Anderson 26 144 Features 106 Time to Add Bariatric Surgery? Weight-loss surgery can be your gain. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 115 4 Game-Changing Advances in Surgical Video New technology is providing stunning clarity and a whole lot more. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 123 Exciting Advances in Ophthalmic Laser Therapy Taking a closer look at laser treatments for floaters, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 10 Editor's Page FDA's Forced Air Letter Seems a Little Forced Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 12 Ideas That Work • Patients mark surgical sites at home • Surveyors love the little things • Stop "tailgaters" in their tracks 22 Infection Prevention Are Those Stethoscopes Clean? Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC 26 Medical Malpractice The Limits of Informed Consent Amy Redington Riley, JD 30 Safety Are You Ready for a Disaster? Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM, LNC 132 Thinking of Buying … Video Laryngoscopes For intubations, a new standard of care is within sight. Richard Cooper, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC 142 Staffing 7 Simple Staff Appreciation Ideas Andréa Venezio 144 Legal Update Be Smart About Smartphone Use William A. Miller, JD 148 Product News 154 Behind Closed Doors You Might Work in the OR If … Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR Departments

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