Same-Day Surgery - Feb 01, 2015

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.

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 1.38 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.38 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:

  • Keep vendors and their surprises out of your ORs and your contracts
  • Tips for cutting inventory and cancelled cases
  • Make money by reducing expenses and increasing your facility’s efficiency
  • How your facility can save with reprocessing of devices labeled for single use
  • Patient has high out-of-pocket costs? Find out earlier! Move financial talk to front end
  • Tools allow for accurate estimates: Patients get the ‘whole story’
  • Sponges retained in patients during surgery are reduced by 93% in study
  • Malpractice caused Joan Rivers’ death, critics say
  • Guideline developed for prevention and treatment of postoperative delirium in older patients

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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