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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2019

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 9 Anesthesia To Our Readers In this year's Manager's Guide to Anesthesia, we share a nerve block success story, have a hot take on patient warming and digest the essential elements of a pre-op nutrition program. We also recount recollections of real-life difficult airways, detail MH cart essentials and test your practical knowledge of medication safety. We hope you use the issue's many insights to prepare patients for excellent outcomes, steward them safely through surgery and help them recover in comfort. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 58 5 On Point Anesthesia Advance's Pace Outpatient Care Girish P. Joshi, MBBS, MD, FFARCSI 9 Secrets of Our Nerve Block Success Tapping into regional anesthesia's potential sends patients home sooner, in less pain and more satisfied with their care. Clover Kemp, MS, BSN, BS, RN, CNOR, and Cindie Wade, BSN, RN, CNOR 16 What's Your Medication Safety IQ? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of drug security, storage and administration. Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP 24 Primed for Recovery Optimizing patients' nutrition before surgery prepares their bodies for the physical rigors of surgery. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor 33 How to Stock Your MH Carts Your staff needs easy access to rescue medications and essential supplies when the patient's life hangs in the balance. Mike Morsch | Associate Editor 42 Don't Put Off Patient Warming Efforts to prevent hypothermia work best when they begin in pre-op. Connie Garrett, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR 49 True-Life Tales of Trying Airways Anesthesia experts share their most memorable difficult intubations — and what they learned from their experiences. Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor 58 Should You Go IV-Free? Oral sedation promises to improve efficiencies and increase patient satisfaction in busy eye centers. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 65 Retired Wide Receiver Catching On in the OR Q&A with Nate Hughes, MD, former NFLer and future anesthesiologist. J u l y 2 0 1 9 CONTENTS

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