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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 • 7 38 COVER STORY A Drug Diverter Comes Clean A CRNA's story of how he got away with stealing fentanyl — and how easily someone should have caught him. Rodrigo Garcia, APN, MBA, MSN, CRNA, ACIT 52 The Ratings Game How to score high in health rating systems — and how to defend yourself when you don't score well. Anna Merriman | Associate Editor Brielle Gregory | Associate Editor 60 12 Hot New Anesthesia Products These devices on display in the American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibit hall could help your anesthesia providers deliver great care. Gregory Hickman, MD 80 Take a Closer Look at Ophthalmic Compounded Drugs Here's what you can do to ensure the sterility, potency and purity of the outsourced injections you use in your facility. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 88 4 Keys to Prevent Patient Falls Keep your patients from taking a tumble. Brielle Gregory | Associate Editor 92 How We Negotiated Our Own Bundled Payments for Total Joints These surgeons saw the coming of same-day joints and value-based payments. Stephen Lucey, MD 102 6 Things You Might Not Know About Patient Warming A look at the not-so-obvious details of hypothermia prevention. Brielle Gregory | Associate Editor 109 The Aches and Pains of Laparoscopy Minimally invasive surgery can be a major pain in the neck (and back, shoulders and wrists) for your surgeons. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 115 The Big Picture on Surgical Imaging Are 4K, 3D and image enhancement options worth the investment? Kendal Gapinski | Contributing Editor Contents December 2017 • Vol. XVIII, No. 12 Features 60 80 92

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