Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 40, No. 4) - April 1, 2016

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Release date: April 2016

Valid through: April 2018

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Outpatient surgery field fights back after ban from insurance plans — Under ACA, is ambulatory surgery coverage required?
  • First-of-its-kind perioperative surgical home initiative —American Society of Anesthesiologists’ initiative demonstrates measurable impact on quality and costs
  • Advice on resolving count discrepancies in the OR
  • Standardization is critical to avoid retained items
  • Shorter surgery check-in saves $11,500 annually
  • SDS Manager: You can improve communication with your surgery staff — Here’s how
  • BCBSA study shows how consumers save with shift to outpatient care
  • American Pain Society publishes guideline for post-surgical pain management
  • Are flexible resident duty hour policies safe for surgery patients?
  • High rate of office visits and cumulative  costs prior to colonoscopies for colon cancer screening
  • Unnecessary blood tests are common prior  to low-risk surgery — high variation among facilities
  • SDS offers 2-question survey

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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