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Patients bounce back faster from surgery with new protocol
The Wall Street Journal
Hospitals' "enhanced recovery" practices relying on clear liquids and pain medication before surgery, less IV fluid during and fewer narcotics afterward help get patients back on their feet faster with fewer complications and lower health care costs.
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Terranova focuses on Rural Health Clinics
AAAASF
AAAASF's Director of Accreditation, Tom Terranova, attended the National Association of Rural Health Clinics Spring Institute March 30-April 1 in San Antonio, Texas. He presented a session, "SURVEY & RECERTIFICATION," in which participants learned requirements for certification as a Rural Health Clinic, the recertification process and what inspectors are looking for when they inspect a clinic for certification or recertification. AAAASF works with NARHC to improve the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care in rural under served areas through the Rural Health Clinics Program.
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Become a certified surveyor; workshop coming in May
AAAASF
In an effort to meet the increasing demand for accreditation and oversight, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities is seeking certified surveyors. Click here to see if you qualify. AAAASF has scheduled a training workshop for Friday, May 15, in Montreal, in conjunction with the ASAPS annual meeting. Please click here for further information and registration specifics. Attendance is FREE for physicians, nurses and anesthesiologists in AAAASF accredited facilities. CME credits are offered through ASAPS, and future survey work conducted on behalf of AAAASF is compensated.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


TEPR: New alternative to laser tattoo removal?
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Trans Epidermal Pigment Release, delivered via a device called the Eclipse MicroPen TR, may provide a viable alternative to laser tattoo removal, according to one expert speaker at this year's annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting in New Orleans.
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Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion kills today's MRSA superbug
CNN
It might sound like a really old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.
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Can anything kill the deadly bacteria on endoscopes?
Bloomberg
Hospitals are discovering it's nearly impossible to clean endoscopes blamed for spreading deadly bacteria that have sparked lawsuits from patients and sent device regulators scrambling for a fix.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Practice management tips for aesthetic offices
Dermatology Times
Using social media to reach out to patients and investing to make the office comfortable for patients, particularly if aesthetic medicine is offered, are some tips from leading clinicians at a symposium on advanced practice management held during the 73rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Experts: 2015 is the year of the health care breach
Scott E. Rupp
In an effort to better paint the picture of cybersecurity in health care, Software Advice recently published research focusing on how recent HIPAA breaches, like the cyberattacks at Anthem and Premera Blue Cross, have impacted U.S. patients' trust, treatment and retention. According to the organization, security experts warn that we're in the year of the health care hack.
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Unusual coping method is helping nurses find peace at work
The Huffington Post
For most nurses, the only constant in their days is the fact that things are perpetually changing around them. However, the majority of the training they receive before reaching their hectic workplaces is based on stable, theoretical examples. One California professor is trying to change that.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Obamacare hits rural communities hard
Newsmax
Rural hospitals in America have a tough row to hoe. Low population density means there is less aggregate demand for medical services and the lack of Panera locations means it's tough to attract doctors and nurses when all you have to offer is gas station coffee. And a serious medical emergency out in the country means the patient is in serious trouble.
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How a Supreme Court case about teeth whitening could help telemedicine
MobiHealthNews
A recent Supreme Court decision could have a profound impact on the ability of state medical boards to prevent telemedicine companies from offering their services, according to some experts familiar with the case.
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Teledermatology company broadens skin conditions, adds Google Ventures
MedCity News
Dermatology is a burgeoning specialty in telemedicine as companies see an opportunity to respond to long wait times for dermatologists.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


The joint replacement journey
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Any way you look at the numbers, total joint replacements are huge business. An estimated 50 million U.S. adults are currently diagnosed with osteoarthritis. It's the leading cause of disability in U.S. adults, and costs employers an average of over $9,000 per year per employee.
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PTs: A cool trick for your business cards and marketing materials
Jarod Carter
Have you seen those square bar codes that utilize a lot of little squares rather than all vertical lines? For those of you who don't know, they are called QR codes, and people scan them with their smartphones. QR codes can be a great marketing tool for private practice owners.
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What about those 'other' running injuries?
Heidi Dawson
There are certain injuries that seem to go hand in hand with running. Talk to any experienced runner, and they can tell you all about the dreaded shin splints, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. But what about the less common injuries?
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Top 5 burning issues in medical tourism
International Medical Tourism Journal
At the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit in London, April 15-16, organizers aim to focus on some of the key issues that face the developing medical tourism market. Five topics promise to generate much discussion.
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Trinidad and Tobago looks at Colombia's model of medical tourism
Trinidad and Tobago Guardian
For medical tourism to be successful in Trinidad and Tobago, the people who interact with tourists must adopt a new attitude, beginning with immigration officers, Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said.
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Mongolia pediatric facility celebrate 20-year partnership
Business Wire via Yahoo Finance
Leaders from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the National Center for Maternal and Child Health, Mongolia's flagship pediatric medical facility, marked 20 years of institutional collaboration with a special telemedicine program and celebration honoring past accomplishments and outlining future efforts to better the health care of Mongolian children.
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