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 2:22 PM Page 51 R E G I O N A L A N E S T H E S I A Rev Up With Regional ZEROING IN Ultrasound guidance can help anesthesia providers place blocks, but traditional nerve stimulation is also effective in experienced hands. P erformed correctly, regional anesthesia manages post-op pain with less need for narcotics, letting you sidestep a host of potential complications that jeopardize timely discharges. The benefits of nerve blocks are realized only when skilled anesthesia providers work in concert with a surgical team experi- Local blocks help send happy patients home sooner. Bruce Nadro, DO Oak Brook, Ill. enced in the nuances of managing blocked patients. Here are a few insights into what makes our regional program tick. Minding the logistics Most of our blocks are placed for a busy orthopedic 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 5 1

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