Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 39, No. 5) - May 1, 2015

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Release date: May 2015

Valid through: May 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Culturing protocols devised for duodenoscopes to prevent CRE
  • If they’re so difficult to reprocess, why are duodenoscopes approved for surgery?
  • System made changes to stop ‘no authorizations’
  • Evidence of economic burden of disparate care for minorities continues to grow
  • Day surgery patients registered at the bedside
  • SDS Manager: Can you offer total hips and knees in 23 hours? Yes!
  • Administering lorazepam for patients receiving general anesthesia questioned
  • One year after surgery, preoperative program to quit smoking still shows benefits
  • Study: Minimally invasive surgery could lower healthcare costs by hundreds of millions a year
  • Nurses text, send images from the OR with new app


  • 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


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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: Kirby Scott, DO, FACS, FAAOA

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. Physician reviewer Kirby Scott, DO, discloses that he is consultant with and stockholder of Entellus Medical.

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