Same-Day-Surgery 1503 - Same-Day Surgery - Mar 01, 2011

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:

  • Should sleep-deprived surgeons inform patients of their condition?
  • Checks and balances keep denials low
  • Don't fall behind: Stay updated on surgery trends
  • Will you be caught off guard at your survey? — Focus on infection control, patient safety
  • Anesthesiologist wins safety and quality award
  • Joint Commission offers Leading Practice Library

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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