Same-Day Surgery - April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Adverse events can happen when staff try to maintain equipment
  • Trail of tears: Fired drug-diverting workers free to find another healthcare facility
  • Nationwide focus is growing on issues surrounding injection safety
  • Serratia outbreak linked to drug diversion
  • SDS Manager: Freestanding EDs and urgent care centers as new sources of surgical referrals
  • Smaller outpatient facilities struggle to achieve regulatory compliance with HIPAA
  • FDA says to inform patients about risk of endoscopy linked to CRE infections
  • CMS addresses lower relative humidity in ORs
  • ASCA: New quality measures are likely




  • 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

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits



  • 1.38 nursing contact hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.38 contact hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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


Joy Daughtery Dickinson, columnist Steve Earnhart, and guest columnists Damian Capozzolla, Jamie Terrence, and Tim Laquer



AHC Media executive editor: Joy Daughtery Dickinson

Nurse planner: Kay Ball

Physician reviewer: Robert S. Bray Jr., MD,

Director of continuing education and editorial: Lee Landenberger

Consulting editor:Mark Mayo

Financial Disclosure

Joy Daughtery Dickinson, Kay Ball, and columnist Stephen W. Earnhart 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 a principle in MMC Health Care Consultants, Round Lake, IL. Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, physician reviewer, discloses that he is a stockholder with RSB Spine and with DISC Integrated Medical Group.

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