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

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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 • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 On the Cover He was an all-star anesthesia provider and a respected leader within his hospital. But a drug addict? Impossible. For months, no one suspected Rodrigo Garcia, APN, MBA, MSN, CRNA, ACIT, of diverting waste fentanyl for his own use. Now in recov- ery, Mr. Garcia discusses his past demons with the hope that you'll be able to spot drug diverters and realize how des- perately they need your help. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR 30 34 122 Is Your Cleaning Barely Scratching the Surface? Tap into the science of surface disinfection to rid your rooms of infection-causing bioburden. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 129 Is It Time to Sterilize Endoscopes? A much-needed higher standard may be on the horizon. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 138 Down the Drain or Direct to Drain? Our search for a simple, safe and cost-effective solution for fluid waste disposal. Darlene Hinkle, MSN, RN, CNOR 145 Tools for Difficult Colonoscopies Help your doctors see more clearly and move more easily through the colon with the latest scopes and add-ons. Anna Merriman | Associate Editor Features 10 Editor's Page Are Your Surgeons Suffering in Silence? Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 14 Ideas That Work • Keep patients informed of case delays • Help coughing patients stop hacking • Go green with blue wrap 26 Staffing Should You Hire New Grads or Veteran RNs? Mary Wilson, BSN, RN, CNOR 30 Infection Prevention Don't Define Your Reprocessors By Their Failures Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL 34 Safety Inside Our Near-Miss Wrong-Site Surgery Kelly A. Fitzpatrick, RN, BSN, MBA 152 Thinking of Buying … Spinal Surgery Tables What to look for if you're adding or expanding spine surgery services. John C. Liu, MD 159 Product News 165 Behind Closed Doors Surgery for Santa Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR Departments

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