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  • Second Hand Surgery
    Second Hand Surgery Medical-Equipment Refurbishers Seek Respect Ehile Clinicians Weigh Pros and Cons of Reprocessing By Kelly M. Pyrek Unless your surgery center has an unlimited revenue stream, the cost of doing business in a managed-care era frequently prevents you from ...More
    September 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Today's SurgiCenter - Bottom Line
    Surgical Facility Construction Looks Back for the Future By Jack Coale We know that the earliest surgeries performed in Greece, South America and elsewhere were done in ambulatory facilities built by master builders who designed and constructed them. The concept of illness ...More
    September 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Mobile Operating Rooms
    Mobile Operating Rooms The New Generation of MASH By Kathy Dix The first mobile operating room (MOR) was built by a French surgeon in 1879. The MOR was built on wheels and could be pressurized; it was intended to facilitate an operating environment of high air pressure. ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Modern Car Care 08/2003: The Basics of Carwashing
    The Basics of Carwashing By Greg Hart Entering the carwash industry as a new operator or owner can be an overwhelming and daunting task. There is so much information to learn that it can take years to digest all of it and just as long to develop your business model. I will ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Taking Ethics to the Extreme
    Taking Ethics to the Extreme By Kelly M. Pyrek I’m a big fan of medical and health-related television. Although I am not a clinician, I can live dangerously through the surgeons and OR nurses I see on TV who merrily saw and suture their way through wondrously complicated ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Stop, Look and Listen
    Stop, Look and Listen By Carla Perrotta Throughout the course of our daily endeavors, we all face numerous personal and professional decisions. What will my attitude be today? What will be my level of care? Will I address a long simmering professional conflict? Will I look ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Modern Car Care 08/2003: tools of the trade
    All For One Get more bang for your buck with the new and improved Self-Service Rug Beater from Dralco. New Combo Units featuring a Rug Beater and Fragrance Combo or a Rug Beater and Shampoo/Spot Remover Combo will give your customers a one-stop unit to both clean their mats ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Plastic Surgery Proliferation
    Plastic Surgery Proliferation Demand for Aesthetic Surgery is a Boon for Ambulatory Care By Kelly M. Pyrek Cristina Jeusch Agrowing acceptance of plastic surgery is accelerating demand for aesthetic and reconstructive surgical services. With more procedures suitable to the ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • HIPAA Security for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
    HIPAA Security for Ambulatory Surgery Centers Final Regulations Place More Emphasis on Risk Assessment By Brian Driscoll HIPAA administrators who thought the proposed security rule requirements were too burdensome and feared that the final rule would be even worse can stop ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Implementing ASC Procedure Code Changes
    Implementing ASC Procedure Code Changes By Caryl A. Serbin, RN, BSN, LHRM The long-awaited changes to Medicare’s approved list of ambulatory surgery center procedure codes were published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2003. While it was not as comprehensive or as ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles