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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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7 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 R unning, jumping, climbing, playing. Those are the things that healthy active kids (and adults) do. Unfortunately, the sounds of laughter and joy that accompany healthy activities are also occa- How to Succeed With Outpatient Trauma Jim Burger | Contributing Editor Position your facility as an urgent care center that can send the boy with the fractured arm home in a cast, not a sling. • ADD-ON TRAUMA CASE The key to adding outpatient trauma care to your facility is having the flexibility to diagnose and treat patients in the hours or days after they sustained their injury. urgent care with surgical repair thrown in. sionally accompanied by the snap, crackle and pop of bones and tendons. Rather than head to the hospital emergency room or urgent care center in the strip mall, a grow- ing number of patients are seeking out care — and next- day appointments with orthopods — at outpatient surgical facilities. We talked to several facilties who are triaging and treat- ing sidelined warriors about the keys to suc- cess. 'It's all about access' A few years ago, as urgent care centers were popping up

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