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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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patients adequate time to recover following the surgery before they have to go home. Our patients have already met with many of the team members — including the surgeon, anesthesia provider, a nurse and home therapy helpers — in earlier consultations, so they're comfortable with the staff members and more at-ease the morning of surgery. In the pre-op meeting, a nurse explains to the patient exactly what the procedure entails, including what medications we'll pre- scribe for him and what physical therapy exercises he'll need to do in the coming days. The nurse's goal in this step is to make the patient feel as comfortable and confident as possible going into surgery. The nurse also assures our patients that they'll likely be going home within 3 hours fol- lowing their procedure. Creating that expecta- tion not only lets the patient know it's possi- ble, but also leaves them feeling like they should be leaving the center soon. Our goal is to rid patients of the myth that total hip surgeries require at least a full day's stay in the surgical facility. After meeting with the nurse, the patient goes into surgery, which lasts for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. In PACU following the pro- cedure, nurses act as both nurse and physical therapist, helping the patient start to move as F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 5 Call us to inquire about a no-cost evaluation For minimally invasive anterior (DAA), antero- lateral approaches in THR, hip arthroscopies and lower extremity fractures Motorized extension and flexion of the leg Extended ROM in all anatomical planes, can be controlled by the surgeon Space saving storage, time saving setup 513.561.2241 www.schaerermedicalusa.com Converts almost all surgical tables into DAA solution …in Orthopaedic Day Surgery What is the solution for the most unmet need… P

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