Same-Day-Surgery 1111 - Same-Day Surgery - Nov 01, 2007

Target Audience:

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

Accreditation:

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.

Faculty

Author
Sheryl Jackson

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

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
Corporate Director of ASC Operations
Magna Health Systems
Chicago
Executive Director
Surgery Center Association of Illinois

Subjects:

  • Even patients who seem healthy can die unexpectedly — How will you respond?
  • Half of hospitals don't bill for 'never events'
  • Do you have to tell The Joint Commission?
  • Life-threatening situations can occur in your program
  • Cell phones and other things that annoy me
  • Surgeons reluctant to trade suture sharps
  • Use data to push sharps safety in the OR
  • Expect the unexpected with media coverage
  • Outbreak leads to 70% absentee rate
  • Tackle nursing shortage by attracting, keeping senior nurses

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, 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 Magna Health Systems and a consultant for DayOne Health.

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