Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 39, No. 10) - Oct. 1, 2015

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Release date: October 2015

Valid through: October 2017

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • ASC worker, about to be fired, moves patient files to personal email  — What can you do to prevent a similar incident at your organization?
  • Good computer logs critical to detecting breach
  • FDA issues guidance on duodenoscope reprocessing — In the news: Another outbreak and warning letters to scope manufacturers
  • Scopes still contaminated after cleaning, study shows
  • Warning signs: We’re becoming more bureaucratic
  • Sleep apnea can pose malpractice risk — In 61 sentinel event reports, OSA was diagnosed or suspected
  • Anesthesia staff key to identifying children at risk for sleep-disordered breathing prior to surgery
  • Newly released research identifies cause of postoperative delirium in older patients
  • Anesthesia staff key to identifying children at risk for sleep-disordered breathing prior to surgery
  • Newly released research identifies cause of postoperative delirium in older patients
  • Anesthesia info management system alerts can boost patient care, but raise implementation challenges
  • SAGES launches program to reduce bile duct injury
  • Free infographic on robotics

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

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Nurses

  • 1.37 nursing contact hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.37 contact hours

Sponsor

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

Physicians

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.

Nurses

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

Authors

Joy Daughtery Dickinson and columnist Steve Earnhart

Editors

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 discloses that he is consultant, stockholder, and on the speakers bureau for Entellus Medical. Columnist Stephen W. Earnhart discloses that he is a stockholder and on the board for One Medical Passport.

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