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Not the Retiring Type - January 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 C O N T E N T S January 2015 | Vol . XVI, No.1 F E A T U R E S 50 COVER STORY Not the Retiring Type Many OR nurses are working into their golden years — and showing no signs of slowing down. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 62 Can You Afford a Femto Laser? Buy, lease or outsource? Here's a quick economics lesson. Stephen C. Sheppard 72 C-Arm Buying Tips Cool new options to look for in your next C-arm. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 78 Simple Steps for Going Greener You don't have to go to the ends of the earth for your environmental efforts. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 86 Expert Q&A: Wrong-Site Surgery Why years of time outs and surgical site marking haven't eradicated this never event. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 92 10 Products That Help Keep Employees Safe Help prevent cuts, trips, strains, exposures and more. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 99 Manning the Hotline for Malignant Hyperthermia A conversation with the physician you're likely to reach in a real MH emergency. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 104 Tools to Improve Your Arthroscopy Service Faster turnaround and better outcomes are within reach. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 110 8 Common Misconceptions About Instrument Decontamination The right way to get items ready for sterilization. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR 117 The Benefits of Reposable Instruments Reduce waste and control costs with these part- disposable, part-reusable instruments. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor On the Cover At 70, Joy Schmuckal, LPN, CST, is still working full- time as a scrub nurse at a Michigan surgery center. Like many retirement-age nurses, she'd like to call it a career, but finances are forcing to stay on the job. Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Cover design by Ethan Anderson MH DOC Ronald Litman, DO, FAAP, can talk you through a malignant hyperthermia emergency.

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