Outpatient Surgery Magazine

The New Quality Standards - January 2013

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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Manager's Guide to The New Quality Standards FEATURES 4 Making Sense of Reimbursement's New Reality CMS is dangling better pay for better care. Are you ready? Daniel Cook | Executive Editor January 2013 | www.outpatientsurgery.net 17 No More Patient Burns 8 Protect those in your care from injuries that are 100% preventable. Marilyn Burns, RN, BS, CNOR 22 Easy Fixes for Avoiding Wrong-Site Surgery Identify and correct the little things that lead to errors. Kelli Ruiz 29 How Well Do You Manage Post-Op Pain? Letting pain get the upper hand is a sure way to sink your patient satisfaction scores. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 37 Administer Antibiotics On Time, Every Time Check out my center's foolproof process for always starting infusions within specified timeframes. Cathy Reece, RN, CNOR 42 Stay Vigilant Against Deep Vein Thrombosis Take No Airway for Granted Prophylaxis should be the rule for most every patient, not the exception. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief The ASA's newest guidelines provide help for assessing, recognizing and 46 What Do Your Patients See? Put yourself in their shoes to notice the handling challenging intubations. not-so-obvious ways to keep your facility clean. Robert A. Caplan, MD Donna Smith, MT, CASC To Our Readers You already strive to provide the best possible patient care. Now the government is going to pay or penalize you based on your performance. Under the new health reform law, hospitals and ASCs will get paid better if they perform better on certain clinical measures and patient satisfaction scores. Use the advice in the Manager's Guide to the New Quality Standards to earn high scores and ensure you get paid what you deserve, and more. Cover photo courtesy of Surgical Care Affiliates Cover design by Ethan Anderson J A N U A R Y 2013 | S U P P L E M E N T TO O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E 3

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