Same-Day-Surgery 1201 - Same-Day Surgery - Jan 01, 2008

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:

  • Many have hire, for-cause drug tests, but should you perform random testing?
  • Managers must overcome challenges with drug testing
  • Educate your staff about signs, symptoms
  • Phone calls during surgery can be risky
  • Bonus system helps reduce costs, boost satisfaction
  • 'The sky is falling, the sky is falling!'
  • Don't forget patient literacy when evaluating med reconciliation process in outpatient surgery
  • Improvement seen in quality measures
  • Don't skip any pages of AAAHC '08 manual

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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