Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 40, No. 3) - March 1, 2016

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Release date: March 2016

Valid through: March 2018

Target Audience

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


  • New problems mean new solutions for retained surgical items
  • Antibiotics over surgery for peds appendicitis? Proceed with caution, experts say
  • New standards for children’s surgery verification
  • SDS  Manager: Two of your pressing issues: Over-regulation and cost of cataract supplies
  • New duodenoscope, recalls, and revised reprocessing instructions
  • New perioperative guideline released for geriatric surgical patients
  • Ambulatory surgery centers are in OIG’s sights
  • Safety checklist boosts perceived periop safety
  • Patients can safely shower 48 hours after surgery
  • Colonoscopy quality varies among facilities
  • No link found between anesthesia after age 40 and mild cognitive impairment
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Staying survey-ready is critical in current accreditation environment
  • SDS Accreditation Update: AAAHC has new standard requiring written risk assessment for infection control
  • SDS Accreditation Update: TJC, CDC collaborate on infection prevention project


  • 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


  • 1.75 nursing contact hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.75 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 1.75 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


Joy Daughtery Dickinson and columnist Steve Earnhart


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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