Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 40, No. 2) - Feb. 1, 2016

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Release date: February 2016

Valid through: February 2018

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Could you save more than $1 million by using SFAs to reduce time?
  • Want to cut supply costs? Tell surgeons how they compare with their peers — 3 surgical departments reduce supply costs 4% over 6-month period
  • Are concurrent surgeries a good tool to save time and money? Experts express caution
  • SDS Manager: In ambulatory surgery programs, money saved equals money earned
  • Tip on easy way to reduce overtime
  • Art installed, does double duty as decoration and morale booster
  • Free benchmarking information available for ambulatory surgery
  • Free translator application could be a cost-saving tool
  • Save money on infection control resources
  • Resources for Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative
  • Free resources for healthcare worker safety
  • ASCs: Appeal non-compliance with quality reporting
  • Safety culture is critical in improving surgical results — Study finds non-technical factors significantly influence quality of patient care
  • Voluntary data collected on patients’ experiences
  • Hospitals to settle kyphoplasty allegations

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

  • 1.75 nursing contact hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.75 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 1.75 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.75 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: Steven A. Gunderson, DO

Director of Continuing Education and Editorial: Lee Landenberger

Consulting Editor: Mark Mayo

Financial Disclosure

Joy Daughtery Dickinson, author and executive editor, Mark Mayo, consulting editor, Physician Reviewer Steven A. Gunderson, DO, 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. Columnist Stephen W. Earnhart discloses that he is a stockholder and on the board for One Medical Passport.

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