Same-Day-Surgery 1008 - Same-Day Surgery - Aug 01, 2006

Target Audience:

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

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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.

Faculty

Author
Sheryl Jackson

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

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

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Kay Ball, RN, MSA, CNOR, FAAN
Perioperative Consultant/Educator
K & D Medical
Lewis Center, OH
E-mail: KayBall@aol.com

Board Member and Columnist
Stephen W. Earnhart, MS
President and CEO
Earnhart & Associates
Austin, TX
E-mail: searnhart@earnhart.com

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

Subjects:

  • Don't be one of the horror stories — Learn proper use of flash sterilization
  • Educating staff is critical piece
  • AAMI incorporates several practices into one
  • New Patient Safety Goals added for next year
  • New JCAHO standard requires flu vaccine
  • Hospital, docs responsible in impairment case
  • Center given moratorium after abuse allegations
  • ISMP warning: Providers confuse Carpuject syringes
  • Blue Cross sued over payment policy
  • Questions about bonuses, moving GI procedures

Objectives:

  • 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.

Copyright 2006 AHC Media. All rights reserved.