Same-Day-Surgery 1510 - Same-Day Surgery - Oct 01, 2011

Target Audience:

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


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Credit Designation:

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Executive Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Perioperative Consultant/Educator
K & D Medical
Lewis Center, OH

Board Member and Columnist
Stephen W. Earnhart, MS
President and CEO
Earnhart & Associates
Austin, TX

Consulting Editor
Mark Mayo
Executive Director
ASC Association of Illinois
Director of Ambulatory Services
Ambulatory Surgical Care Facility
Aurora, IL

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

Guest author
David J. Pierson, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington

Peer Reviewers for Guest Column
William Thompson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington

Leslie Hoffman, PhD, RN
Department of Acute/ Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh


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  • 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:

Executive Editor Joy Dickinson, 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. Mark Mayo, Consulting Editor reports that he is director of ambulatory services, Ambulatory Surgical Care Facility, Aurora, IL. 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.David J. Pierson (guest author) and William Thompson, MD (peer reviewer for guest column), Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, and Leslie Hoffman (peer reviewer for guest column), PhD, RN, Department of Acute/ Tertiary Care, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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