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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 2:19 PM Page 3 Manager's Guide to Ambulatory Anesthesia FEATURES 4 Warming to Faster Patient Discharges Spending less time in recovery is an often-overlooked benefit of actively warming patients before, during and after surgery. July 2013 | www.outpatientsurgery.net Gail O. Guterl | Contributing Editor 20 Top Tips for Managing Post-Op Pain 10 Keep patients comfortable in recovery and at home. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 27 Low-Flow Anesthesia For Quicker Recoveries Reducing gas delivery by 500ml per minute also boosts the bottom line. Clifford Gevirtz, MD, MPH 35 Manage Airways the Ambulatory Way The factors that affect respiration can assist in recovery. Rosalind Ritchie, MD 44 The Art of PONV Prevention Science — and a little bit of common sense — will help you steer clear of this common complication. Ashish C. Sinha, MD, PhD Vascular Access Made Easy Time-tested tips for locating veins and starting IVs. Richard Novak, MD 51 Rev Up With Regional Local blocks help send happy patients home sooner. Bruce Nadro, DO 55 Why Vital Signs Are Vitally Important Don't overlook basic monitoring strategies to enhance safety and efficiency. Stephanie Wasek | Contributing Editor To Our Readers Supplement to Do your patients linger half-dazed and nauseous in recovery or are they alert, happy and ready to head home? That likely depends on the abilities of your anesthesia providers to secure airways, stave off PONV and post-op pain, master regional anesthesia techniques, monitor vital signs for the first indication of trouble, and ensure IVs are started quickly and painlessly in patients who are warm and comfortable. Pass along the timesaving strategies outlined in this year's Manager's Guide to Ambulatory Anesthesia to the providers who have their fingers on the pulse of your center as they move patients from pre-op to the PACU as safely and efficiently as possible. On the cover: Richard Novak, MD | Cover design by Ethan Anderson J U LY 2013 | S U P P L E M E N T Outpatient Surgery TO O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E July 2013 www outpatientsurgery.net Magazine R Put patients on the fast track of care. • First-stick success during IV access p. 6 • How low can gas flow go? p. 19 • No more PONV p. 31 M A N AG E R ' S G U I D E TO Ambulatory Anesthesia Streamline Your Airway Management Strategies p. 24 3

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