Same-Day-Surgery 1104 - Same-Day Surgery - Apr 01, 2007

Target Audience:

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


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

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.


Sheryl Jackson

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

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

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

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


  • Georgia hospital hit by F3 tornado — post-op patients, others evacuated
  • What will you do if disaster hits your ORs?
  • Intranet keeps staff updated on news, policies
  • CMS revises guidelines on informed consent
  • Capital equipment process made simple
  • From fighter pilots to lap procedures
  • Should you buy surgeons a PlayStation 3?
  • Minnesota lists 24 outpatient adverse events
  • New resource lists ASCs by district
  • Cuts proposed for ASCs, hospitals
  • Lenses to correct astigmatism allowed
  • Expand your mandated pre-procedure timeout to enhance patient safety efforts in the OR
  • Evaluate results of patient surveys carefully
  • Joint Commission changes its name
  • Health care literacy gap is addressed
  • Federal agency satisfied with association firewall


  • 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, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, 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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