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Predictable, Precise Incisions - November 2012 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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OSE_1211_part1_Layout 1 11/7/12 11:53 AM Page 2 FEATURES 41 COVER STORY Laser Cataracts Will bladeless surgery catch on? Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Proudly serving hospital, ASC and office-based surgical facility leaders for 13 years. 53 A Nerve Block For Every Patient? November 2012 | Vol. XIII, No. 11 www.outpatientsurgery.net 111 Well, not quite, but regional has become the anesthesia solution for more and more procedures. Photo by Peter Nikiel Newsom Eye & Laser Center Emily DeBusk, RN 64 Getting the Big Picture on HD Experts answer your most commonly asked questions about high-res surgical video. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 79 Tips for Integrating New Flash Containers When buying rapid-cycle steam sterilization containers, it's important to keep your protocols in mind. Martie Gullion, RN, MS, CNOR 86 The Trials and Tribulations of Going Paperless The switch from paper charts to computers is fraught with potential problems. We've learned some lessons the hard way. Annette D. Saylor, RN, CNOR, CRNFA How We Started a Spine Program Slow and steady wins the race when adding surgery's hottest — and most lucrative — specialty. Carol Cappella, RN, MSN, CNOR 93 Low-Temperature Sterilization: Are You In the Know? Advice for reprocessing delicate items that can't stand the heat. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 101 How Would You Warm This Patient? Use these 6 case scenarios to determine which warming methods you'd choose. Donna A. Ford, MSN, RN-BC, CNOR 119The Case for Outsourcing Cataracts A turnkey approach lets you add cases without hassle or financial risk. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor MAGAZINE Manage your print subscription (610) 240-4918, ext. 309 WEBSITE Breaking news alerts, searchable archives and digital editions OR EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa Red Rock, Nev. | Oct. 23-25 rpaes@outpatientsurgery.net 2 E-MAIL NEWSLETTER To receive our free weekly newsletter, e-mail subscribe@outpatientsurgery.net www.outpatientsurgery.net www.orexcellence.com O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | N O V E M B E R 2012

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