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Keep Your Nose Clean - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 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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7 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 F rom aromatherapy and acupuncture to music and mas- sage, surgical facilities are turning to nonpharmacologi- cal alternative therapies to safely calm patients before surgery without drugs or sedation. When a patient is more relaxed, the less anxiety and pain he feels — and the less pain medication he needs. Here's a look at a few of these low- cost interventions your colleagues are using. Jeannette Sabatini | Associate Editor The Calm Before the Surgery A look at all-natural alternative therapies that relax patients. • ALTERED STATE Hypnotic recordings can calm patients before, during and after surgery. Lynette Bear, DNP, CRNA, MNBA

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