Same-Day Surgery - Jul 01, 2014

Target Audience:

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

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 Listing:

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
searnhart@earnhart.com

Consulting Editor
Mark Mayo
Executive Director
ASC Association of Illinois
Principal
Mark Mayo Health Care Consultants
Round Lake, IL

Physician Reviewer
Stephen Punzak, MD
CEO, Medical Web Technologies,
Willington, CT.

Subjects:

  • Comments recorded on cell phone — Patient says staff was mocking him
  • Implement protocol for `sterile OR’
  • TeamSTEPPS offers help with distractions
  • Huddles getting popular, but use them correctly
  • Reprocessing included in top 10 patient safety list
  • Tool helps predict respiratory failure
  • Protect yourself and your patients
  • Claims allege failure to monitor surgical patients
  • Want better outcomes? Establish culture of safety
  • Study says ASCs more efficient setting
  • Requirement removed for radiologist on staff
  • First week after surgery, need for acute care grows

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:

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. Stephen Punzak, MD, physician reviewer, discloses that he is CEO, founder, and stockholder with Medical Web Technologies.

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