Same-Day-Surgery 1402 - Same-Day Surgery - Feb 01, 2010

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

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Kay Ball, RN, PhD, 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
Administrator, ASCs
United Surgical Partners International
Chicago
Executive Director
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois

Physician Reviewer
Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD
Chief of Surgery
Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance

Subjects:

  • MRSA becoming more prevalent among outpatients — What should you do?
  • New field of medicine: Diabetes surgery
  • How you can make this a banner year
  • Latest research on obstructive sleep apnea
  • Guarantee addresses complications, billing payer
  • Co-workers' compliments help improve morale
  • Depression, exhaustion, and patient safety
  • Emergency airway for difficult intubations
  • Joint Commission, AAAHC report most common problems with compliance
  • Patient grievance process is given a second look
  • Changes announced to 2010 standards

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:

Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, Board Member and Nurse Planner Kay Ball, RN, PhD, 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 Administrative Consultant to USPI Chicago Market. Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, Physician Reviewer, discloses that he is on the speakers bureau for Stryker Corp. and Merck & Co., he is a medical advisor to Surgiquest, and he is a stockholder in Starion Instruments.

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