Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 40, No. 9) - Sept. 1, 2016

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Release date: September 2016

Valid through: September 2018

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • Outpatient Surgery Staff Members Can Fight Patients’ Opioid Addiction
  • CMS Proposes 1.2% Rate Increase for ASCs
  • Measures Added to Hospital, ASC Quality Program
  • 1.55% Pay Boost Proposed for Hospital Outpatients
  • CMS Proposes to Drop Physician Pay Rate 0.08%
  • SDS Manager: Your Most Expensive Asset Might Be at Risk
  • Pre-Surgery Optimization Clinic Supports Patients at High Risk for Complications
  • Patients Prep for, Recover from Surgery with App
  • FDA Clears New Treatment for Low Back Pain
  • Zika Transmitted by Needlestick to Lab Worker
  • Amid Protests from Hospitals, CMS Releases Overall Star Ratings
  • Pediatric Groups Update Sedation Clinical Guidelines
  • Falls May Be a Strong Indicator of Baseline Health
  • CMS Corrects New Fire Safety Requirements

Objectives

  • 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

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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