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THE ASCA JOURNAL MAY 2016


16 ASCA 2016 CONVENES IN DALLAS THIS MONTH


Plan now to make the most of the opportunities there


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 ASCA 2016 Nurses providing sedation in the ASC


12 AS I SEE IT Breast cancer surgery in the ASC setting


22 REGULATORY REVIEW Evaluate your HIPAA compliance program


26 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT ASCAPAC recognizes its supporters


28 ASCA NEWS ‘What Is an ASC?’ video now available


29 WEB CRAWL Order ASCA 2016 recordings


FEATURES


18 MANAGE YOUR DRUG SUPPLY Effective ways to keep on top of shortages and costs


30 DRUG DIVERSION Detection and prevention advice


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, www.ascassociation.org. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from ASCA is prohibited.


Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Writer–Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Kara Newbury, Jesse Chimes and Rob Kurtz.


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 9, No. 5 | ISSN 1944-7280


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