Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 39, No. 8) - Aug. 1, 2015

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Release date: August 2015

Valid through: August 2017

Target Audience

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


  • When will physicians stop ordering unnecessary preop tests? New study: They aren’t following guidance from their professional groups
  • Multifaceted intervention associated with modest decrease in surgical site infections
  • Incorrect CPT codes lead to incorrect estimates and sometimes write-offs
  • Are you prepared to convert to ICD-10?
  • How does human behavior lead to surgical errors? Mayo Clinic researchers count the ways
  • The key to reducing pain in surgery might already be in your hand
  • Heart patients can stop blood thinners when undergoing elective surgery
  • SDS Manager: Management woes in the outpatient surgery field
  • Paper, storage costs plummet with e-signatures
  • Stuffed animals bring bacteria to OR
  • ASC-8 reporting deadline moved


  • 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


  • 1.37 nursing contact hours

  • California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.37 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 #CEP14749, for 1.37 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Joy Daughtery Dickinson and columnist Steve Earnhart


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, author and executive editor, and nurse planner Kay Ball 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 executive director of Golf Surgical Center and executive director and a retained consultant of the ASC Association of Illinois. Physician reviewer Kirby Scott, DO, discloses that he is consultant and stockholder of Entellus Medical. Columnist Stephen W. Earnhart discloses that he is a stockholder and on the board for One Medical Passport.

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