Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Ambulatory Anesthesia Supplement - July 2013

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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Ambulatory_Anesthesia_2013_Layout 1 6/26/13 2:21 PM Page 20 P A I N M A N A G E M E N T Top Tips for Managing Post-Op Pain Keep patients comfortable in recovery and at home. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief Assess the patient's pain upon admission to the PACU — regard it as another vital sign — and treat it as early as possible I n your battle against post-operative pain, sending patients home is only half the battle. "You want to keep them home once they go home," says anesthesiologist Don Siwek, MD, of Long Lake Anesthesia Associates in the Detroit area. "If they're bouncing back to the ER because their pain is uncontrolled, you're wasting a lot of healthcare dollars." Keep them home once they go home. Not a bad ral- 2 0 SUPPLEMENT TO O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | J U LY 2013 Don Siwek, MD HOMEWARD BOUND Dr. Siwek starts a pain pump in the recovery room. This non-narcotic alternative for post-operative pain management provides long-lasting, targeted pain relief.

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