Same-Day Surgery (Vol. 41, No. 3) - March 1, 2017

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Release date: March 2017

Valid through: March 2019

Target Audience

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


  • In the Year of the Rooster, Best ASC Strategy Is Focus On Self
  • Small ASC Doubles, But Experiences Few Growing Pains
  • With a Smart Focus, ASC Leader Spins Gold from Inventory Changes
  • Study Data Before Making Workflow or Productivity Changes
  • Create Sound Financial Plan to Carry ASC Through 2017
  • Revisit Staff’s Hand Hygiene to Address Infection Control
  • SDS Manager: Message to Surgery Industry: Here Are the Things I Notice
  • Accreditation Update: Are You Ready for That Survey? Here Are Some Helpful Tips; HFAP Changes Standards After Updated Life Safety Code Rules; Here Are Some Sample Items From New HFAP Requirements


  • 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 #CEP13791, for 1.75 contact hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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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 #CEP13791, for 1.75 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Melinda Young


Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Assistant Editor: Jonathan Springston

Contributing Editor: Melinda Young

Nurse Planner: Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN

Physician Editor: Steven A. Gunderson, DO

Senior Accreditations Officer: Lee Landenberger

Consulting Editor: Mark Mayo

Financial Disclosure

Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Contributing Editor Melinda Young, Nurse Planner Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Physician Editor Steven A. Gunderson, DO, and Consulting Editor Mark Mayo report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Stephen W. Earnhart discloses that he is a stockholder and on the board for One Medical Passport.


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