Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Ambulatory Anesthesia Supplement - July 2013

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Ambulatory_Anesthesia_2013_Layout 1 6/26/13 2:21 PM Page 27 I N H A L A T I O N A G E N T S LIGHTER TOUCH Low-flow anesthesia is appropriate for any patient receiving potent inhalational agents. Low-Flow Anesthesia For Quicker Recoveries Reducing gas delivery by 500ml per minute also boosts the bottom line. Clifford Gevirtz, MD, MPH | New York, N.Y. L ow-flow anesthesia is a great Why go low? In addition to faster discharges, there are 2 other key benefits to using lower flows of anesthesia: • Cost control. When you use 2L per way to speed patient discharges, minute of sevoflurane or desflurane, it save money for your facility and costs $12 per hour. If your anesthesia do right by the environment. Let's providers like to run higher flows (and examine how low flow can benefit you they're out there), you're looking at and your patients, and the keys to more than $20 an hour. With a limited beginning a successful program. number of inhalational gas suppliers, J U LY 2013 | S U P P L E M E N T TO O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E 2 7

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