Same-Day Surgery 1001 - Same-Day Surgery - Jan 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for outpatient surgeons, surgery center managers, and other clinicians.


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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.

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Sheryl Jackson

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Perioperative Consultant/
Educator, K&D Medical
Lewis Center, OH

Consulting Editor
Mark Mayo
Executive Director
Illinois Freestanding Surgery Center Association
St. Charles

Board Member and Columnist
Stephen W. Earnhart, MS
President and CEO
Earnhart & Associates
Austin, TX


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  • Identify clinical, managerial, regulatory, or social issues relating to ambulatory surgery care
  • Describe how current issues in ambulatory surgery affect clinical and management practices
  • Incorporate practical solutions to ambulatory surgery issues and concerns into daily practices.

Financial Disclosure:

Author Sheryl Jackson, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, Board Member and Nurse Planner Kay Ball, RN, MSA, CNOR, FAAN, and Board Member and Columnist Stephen W. Earnhart, MS report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Mark Mayo reports that he is an employee of Symbion Healthcare.

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