Same-Day Surgery 901 - Same-Day Surgery - Jan 01, 2005

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the surgeon.


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Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.


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  • to identify clinical, managerial, regulatory, or social issues relating to ambulatory surgery care and management
  • describe how those issues affect clinician service delivery or management of a facility
  • cite practical solutions to problems or integrate information into their daily practices, according to advice from nationally recognized ambulatory surgery experts
  • describe how those issues affect clinician service delivery or management of a facility

Financial Disclosure:

Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, and Consulting Editor Mark Mayo report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.