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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2018

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J U L Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 3 P ulse oximetry and capnography are anesthesia's peanut butter and jelly — I won't use one without the other. Why? Because capnography helps monitor respiration and pulse oximetry monitors blood oxygen levels. Those real-time readings provide reassurance that patients' respiration rates are normal and their airways are secure. The monitors also provide the earliest warning signs of respiratory depression. Jason Warren, MD | San Diego, Calif. Patient Monitoring Essentials Capnography and pulse oximetry provide additional reassurance whenever anesthesia is administered. • BREATHE EASY Capnography is the best way to monitor ventilation of a patient and the standard of care whenever patients are sedated. Christine Whitten, MD

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