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  THIS JUST IN November 2010  
Should the law require breast cancer patients to consult a plastic surgeon?

Consideration of new laws that would force breast cancer patients to consult a plastic surgeon is raising ethical and safety issues in some states.

Web site comparing hospital compliance needs better data

A new study shows that hospitals with high compliance scores hardly differed from low-scoring hospitals when it came to the rate of patients who developed an infection or died after surgery.

First all-robotic surgery performed

Doctors at McGill University Health Centre, Canada, recently performed the world's first all-robotic surgery. The locally developed McSleepy put the patient on anesthesia, while surgeons used the well-known DaVinci robot to perform a prostatectomy. It was the first time these two robotic systems were combined.

Hip replacement system recall raises major liability questions

The nationwide recall of a popular hip replacement system raises important legal questions about liability on the part of the manufacturer and the physicians who implanted the systems.

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In honor of Perioperative Nurse Week, the below CE articles are free from November 8-14. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the perioperative field!

Online CE: Perioperative care of the laparoscopic adrenalectomy patient
Jennifer Dziuba-Pallotta, BSN, RN, CNOR; Vivian Akontoh-Kufour, RN, CNOR; Ravi Munver, MD, FACS

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Online CE: Lights Out! Pediatric moderate sedation and analgesia
Patricia A. Moloney-Harmon, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, FAAN

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Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from OR Nurse 2010. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Charting the course with the PNDS
Lorraine Bigony, BSN, RN, CNOR, ONC

OR communication tools: Too far or not far enough?
Cynthia Saver, MS, RN

What you need to know about arthroscopic hip resurfacing
Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, BSN

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