Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Ambulatory Anesthesia Supplement - July 2013

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Ambulatory_Anesthesia_2013_Layout 1 6/26/13 2:22 PM Page 55 P A T I E N T M O N I T O R I N G CLOSE WATCH Anesthesia providers must micromanage the small details of a patient's condition. Why Vital Signs Are Vitally Important Don't overlook basic monitoring strategies to enhance safety and efficiency. cialty in pain management and the Stephanie Wasek | Contributing Editor Read on as Dr. Noback shares the prin- medical director for Innovative Practice Strategies in Sarasota, Fla. ciples of good intraoperative monitor- T he 3 golden rules of patient ing and how it can be used to speed monitoring? Don't forget the patient recoveries. basics. Too much monitoring is better than too little. And expect the Better use of the basics unexpected — be prepared to go to a Standards of the American Society of level of monitoring that you didn't Anesthesiolo-gists dictate that monitor- anticipate when the case started. So ing for every procedure performed with says Carl R. Noback, MD, a board-cer- general anesthesia should include tified anesthesiologist with a subspe- blood pressure, EKG, end tidal CO2 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 5

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