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Ambulatory Anesthesia Supplement - July 2013

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Ambulatory_Anesthesia_2013_Layout 1 6/26/13 2:21 PM Page 43 A I R W A Y M A N A G E M E N T making them ideal for ambulatory satisfaction: When the door-to-door anesthesia. Providers may use the perioperative process seems short to slower agent isoflurane during longer them, they'll think they're doing cases for cost-effectiveness, then great. Efficient, ambulatory airway switch to one of the faster agents management can therefore help you toward closing. meet financial and patient satisfac- This is basic knowledge for anesthe- tion goals. OSM sia providers, but it's important to train your post-op nursing staff to it as well. How are your patients medicated once anesthesia providers hand them Dr. Ritchie (rritc3@email.uk y.edu) is the medical director of the Center for Advanced Surgery and an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky's Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. off in recovery? Are your PACU nurses fully aware of the effects of the post-op meds they're giving? Saving and satisfying As a medical director, I'm always looking to improve outcomes, efficiency and productivity. You probably do the same, and know that staffing costs as much as or more than supplies and medications. By bypassing phase 1 recovery, you can save on nursing costs. Doing so can also boost patient 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 4 3

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