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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2018

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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2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 8 Contents 5 On Point Help Solve the Opioid Crisis David M. Dickerson, MD 9 Are You Ready to Handle Difficult Airways? Have a plan in place and needed tools on hand to solve challenging intubations. Carin Hagberg, MD, FASA 16 Tools to Improve Medication Safety To eliminate administration mistakes, you have to eliminate the human factor. Ronald S. Litman, DO, ML 24 How to Organize Your MH Carts Standardized supplies will help your staff save a life when every second counts. Cheryl M. Gallaga, MSNEd, RN, CNOR 33 Patient Monitoring Essentials Capnography and pulse oximetry provide additional reassurance whenever anesthesia is administered. Jason Warren, MD 38 The Case for Continuous Nerve Blocks Get on board with the best way to manage post-op pain without opioids. Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD 46 Time to Upgrade Your Anesthesia Machines? The newest models help providers deliver inhalational agents safely, precisely and economically. Christine Whitten, MD 53 On the Fast Track 6 keys to shorter stays in the recovery room. Andi N. Rice, DNP, CRNA 59 Your Options in Patient Warming The benefits of preventing hypothermia extend well beyond warm welcomes. Mike Morsch | Associate Editor 67 An Inspiring Second Place Finish After 26.2 Miles Q&A with Sarah Sellers, CRNA, 2018 Boston Marathon runner-up. To Our Readers It's easy to spot patients who've been cared for by skilled anesthesia providers — they're the ones smiling in the PACU. Their pain in minimal, they're recovering quickly from a light anes- thetic touch and they're feeling no ill effects of the medications they received. This year's Manager's Guide to Anesthesia spotlights the head of the OR table, where your CRNAs and anesthesiologists have their fingers on the pulse of your patients and the quality of care your surgical team provides. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Anesthesia J u l y 2 0 1 8 o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 16

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