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    Niraja Rajan, editor.
    Summary: This key resource provides insight and guidance to managing ambulatory surgery centers (ACSs) from a broad spectrum of expertise. Intended for a wide audience of healthcare professionals, this book covers topics such as regulatory issues, outpatient pediatric anesthesia, inventory management, personnel training, the culture of safety, and sedation standards. The format found in each chapter is designed intentionally to function as an educational manual. Many chapters are supplemented by high quality figures and tables to aid in visual learning. This text brings together authors from diverse professions including lawyers, administrators, surgeons, anesthesiologists and architects - all of whom have contributed their expertise to address the multitude of subjects that pertain to ASCs. Manual of Practice Management for Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An Evidence-Based Guide is a concise and evidence-based guide to successfully operating the modern health care facilities that have transformed the outpatient experience for millions of people.

    Chapter 1: ASC Design and Construction
    Chapter 2: Obtaining ASC Contracts and Responding to RFPs
    3: Nuts and Bolts of Ambulatory Anesthesia Billing
    Chapter 4: Sterile Processing and Infection Control in ASCs
    Chapter 5: Scheduling: Optimal Block Schedule, Improving Utilization
    Chapter 6: Lean Management: Inventory, Waste Management
    Chapter 7: Perioperative Surgical Home Principles Applied to the Ambulatory Setting
    Chapter 8: Enhanced Recovery Program in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting
    Chapter 9: Medication Safety: Unique Aspects in ASCs
    Chapter 10: Sedation Guidelines
    Chapter 11: Monitors and Equipment for the Ambulatory Surgical Care Setting
    Chapter 12: PACU Management: Unique Concepts to ASCs
    Chapter 13: EHR
    Incorporating Into Practice
    Using Data Meaningfully, Obtaining Benchmarking and Metrics Information
    Chapter 14: Accreditation for the Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Chapter 15: HR Issues: Sexual Harassment, Workplace Diversity, Cultural Sensitivity, Privileging, Credentialing, Denying Privileges, Difficult Conversations
    Chapter 16: Risk Management and Quality Improvement
    Chapter 17: Culture of Safety
    Chapter 18: Education and Training: Staff and Facility
    Chapter 19: Emergency Preparedness in Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Office-Based Anesthesia Practices
    Chapter 20: Office-Based Anesthesia and Surgery: Unique Aspects
    Chapter 21: Pediatric Anesthesi.
    Digital Access Springer 2020