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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - September 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 On the Cover It's time to reveal this year's OR Excellence Award Winners, the surgical leaders who excelled in 7 key categories of surgical success: patient and employee safety, pain control, patient satisfaction, financial management, infection preven- tion and environmental stew- ardship. We always enjoy shar- ing their stories of success in celebration of the outstanding clinical and business achieve- ments occurring in countless facilities across the country. Cover design by Ethan Anderson 8 29 8 Ideas That Work • Problem solving with serial numbers • Protect staff with designated safe spaces • Translated documents for Spanish-speaking patients 18 Staffing Beating the Block Time Blues Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC 22 Infection Prevention Pretreating Instruments at the Point of Use Amber McGeehan, MBA, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, FACHE 29 Safety We Don't Need Another Checklist Todd K. Rosengart, MD, FACS 33 Regulatory Affairs How Transparent Is Healthcare Transparency? Mark F. Weiss, JD, and Cecilia Kronawitter 37 Business Advisor Make Your Preference Cards a Current Affair Janet Lawrence 123 Thinking of Buying … Video Monitors Sorting through the wide variety of OR display options. Suraj S. Soudagar, MS, MBA, LEED AP 140 Product News 143 Behind Closed Doors Disorientation Paula Watkins, RN Departments 101 Ergonomics in the OR: Protecting Your Surgeons Limit your physicians' risk of suffering career-threatening injuries from the physical strain of surgery. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 108 A Look at the Latest in Ophthalmic Lasers New treatments and excellent outcomes are just a few of the reasons to add the technology. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor 114 Can Sealed Sterilization Containers Lock in Savings? How to decide if containers or wrapping is best for your facility. Lucas Higman, MBA, DSc, FACHE Features

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