Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 40, No. 7) - July 1, 2016

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Release date: July 2016

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

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


  • College of Surgeons Addresses Aging with Controversial Statement
  • Surgeons Referred for Comprehensive Program That Tests Their Cognitive and Physical Skills
  • Hospital Manager Dismisses Patient’s Complaint After She Secretly Records Comments in the OR — Patient heard remarks suggesting sexual abuse, plus possible malpractice
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Sues Hospital For Suspension Related to Suicidal Comments
  • $750,000 Settlement Highlights Need for HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
  • False Information from Your Patients with Dementia Threatens Their Safety
  • SDS Manager: How to Improve Safety and Reduce Liability
  • SDS Accreditation Update: The Joint Commission Defends Standards Under Fire as Opioid Abuse Grows
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Final Rule Published on Fire Safety Requirement
  • SDS Accreditation Update: The Joint Commission Reverses Position,
     Ends Ban on Texting Orders, With Caveats
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Institute for Medical Quality Granted Medicare Deemed Status
  • SDS Accreditation Update: New Scoring Methodology Helps Facilities Prioritize Corrective Actions
  • SDS Accreditation Update: The Joint Commission Unveils New Design for Standards Frequently Asked Questions


  • Identify clinical, managerial, regulatory, or social issues relating to ambulatory surgery care
  • Identify 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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