Same-Day-Surgery 1412 - Same-Day Surgery - Dec 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

Executive Editor
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
CEO
Earnhart & Associates
Austin, TX

Consulting Editor
Mark Mayo
Executive Director
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois

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

Subjects:

  • Research, reimbursement support: Motivate patients to stop smoking
  • Alert fatigue leads to OR fatalities
  • AORN deletes guidance for home laundering
  • Center's CEO recognized for infection control efforts
  • Be inspired to set goals for yourself
  • Center evacuates patients and staff

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, Executive Editor 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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