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  THIS JUST IN October 2010  
Surgical tech says he was fired for whistleblowing

A surgical technician at the Midtown Surgery Center in Denver who reported a suspected drunk doctor last year has been terminated, a move he calls retaliation for whistleblowing.

Does weight loss surgery increase suicide risk?

A new study finds that people who are severely obese and undergo weight loss surgery could have a higher risk of suicide in the years following the surgery.

More research needed for artery-closing devices

A new statement from the American Heart Association addresses the use of arteriotomy closure devices. The statement authors conclude that the devices are reasonable to use — and they offer recommendations for their use based on available evidence — but their benefits should be weighed against the risk of complications in patients.

Scar-free surgery offered to all suitable patients

A team of surgeons from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York who have pioneered scar-free gallbladder removal are offering the procedure to all suitable patients and extending this new type of surgical procedure to other operations in the abdomen.

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Cathy A. Yee, MSN, RN, CCRN, CSC

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Victoria A. Kark, MSN, RN, CCNs, CSC

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Bonus Content
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A tunnel at the end of the light
Patricia A. Reiff, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN and Juancho D. Gutierrez, BSN, RN, CPAN

Take a closer look at LASIK surgery
Denise M. McEnroe Ayers, MSN, RN

The hybrid OR: Is it in your future?
Janet A. Urbanowicz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ and Gail Taylor, AAS, CCM

OR communication: From breakdowns to breakthroughs
Ninfa Saunders, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN and Lisa Demko, MS, CCC-SLP

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