Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 39, No. 9) - Sept. 1, 2015

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Release date: September 2015

Valid through: September 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Shootings, other violence on the rise and pose major liability risks
  • Bank robber lockdown holds lessons Participants in ASC pilot study share safety changes
  • Proposed Medicare payment rates released
  • 11 new procedures proposed for ASCs in 2016
  • Comments solicited on office-based cataract surgery
  • SDS Manager: How to address management company complaints
  • Warning! Smartphone recordings could be a liability risk for your facility
  • Anesthesiologist ordered to pay $500,000 after patient’s smartphone records insults
  • Program aims to improve geriatric surgical care
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Outpatient surgery managers are in a tough place regarding how to handle multiple-dose vials — CMS changes wording to states, and surveyors are taking note
  • SDS Accreditation Update: What do you do about multi-dose vials when you have a drug shortage?
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Follow these standards, director recommends for outpatient surgery programs
  • SDS Accreditation Update: CMS addresses false fingernails and immediate-use sterilization
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Portal addresses environmental challenges


  • 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 Leonard S. Schultz, MD, discloses that he is founder and chairman of Nascent Surgical. Columnist Stephen W. Earnhart discloses that he is a stockholder and on the board for One Medical Passport.

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