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A Drug Diverter Comes Clean - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - December 2017

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D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 5 A dvances in surgical video are making procedures that once required an overnight stay possible in outpatient settings. Just ask Susan Alexander, MSN, RN, CPAN, CSSM, director of nursing at the Reading Hospital SurgiCenter in Wyomissing, Pa. A few years ago, the center added 4K technology to its ORs. Thanks to their gynecological surgeons' newfound confidence with the system's picture quality, Ms. Alexander says that the group was able to bring a complex procedure like laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies to the surgical center. "The amazing picture quality let surgeons visualize so much better that they felt this risk of complications or further surgeries was mini- The Big Picture on Surgical Imaging Are 4K, 3D and image enhancement options worth the investment? • SCREEN SHOT Surgical video tech- nology continues to promise more pixels and higher resolution to display impos- sibly detailed images. Joseph V. Labolito, Temple University Kendal Gapinski | Contributing Editor

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