Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 40, No. 11) - Nov. 1, 2016

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Release date: November 2016

Valid through: November 2018

Target Audience

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


  • Surgical Instruments’ Sterilization Probed After 11 Years of Complaints
  • Have Systems in Place to Report Problems with Surgical Instruments
  • Take These Steps to Avoid Issues With Instruments
  • Facility Has ‘One-Stop’ Process at Patient’s Bedside
  • Anesthesiology Departments on Average Charge More Than 20 Times Their Costs
  • SDS Manager: Is Technology Working for Your Surgery Program?
  • Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator Released
  • Want to Keep Pediatric Patients Happy? Let Them Draw on the Sheets
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Common Infection Control Citations — Surprise inspections from CMS begin with a ‘walk-through’
  • SDS Accreditation Update: The Joint Commission Releases Top Challenging Requirements for First Six Months
  • SDS Accreditation Update: The Joint Commission Revises Its Policy On Notification of Organization Changes
  • SDS Accreditation Update: Resources Available to Help With Survey Process


  • 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

Associate Managing Editor: Jonathan Springston

Financial Disclosure

Joy Daughtery Dickinson, author and executive editor, Mark Mayo, consulting editor, Physician Reviewer Steven A. Gunderson, DO, Associate Managing Editor Jonathan Springston, 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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