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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2018

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4 6 • 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 T oday's anesthesia machines are a whir of respiration readings, gas flow displays and inspired oxygen feed- back, but the high-tech bells and electronic whistles are more function than form. The latest workstations can help anesthesia providers administer exact amounts of inhalational agents based on an individual patient's needs. That light touch means patients aren't sedated as deeply as they were in the past, so they emerge faster and are street ready sooner. If you rely on Christine Whitten, MD | San Diego, Calif. Time to Upgrade Your Anesthesia Machines? • BREATHE EASY Christine Whitten, MD, says the latest anesthesia machines can pave the way for quicker cases and faster patient recoveries — but also make the art of inhalational anesthesia obsolete. The newest models help providers deliver inhalational agents safely, precisely and economically. Christine Whitten, MD

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