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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2019

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2 4 • 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 Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor Primed for Recovery Optimizing patients' nutrition before surgery prepares their bodies for the physical rigors of surgery. • APPLE A DAY Patients who eat the right foods in the weeks leading up to sur- gery are more likely to expe- rience positive outcomes. I f your idea of surgical nutrition involves hand- ing out Saltines and ginger ale in the PACU, it's time to buy into pre-op nutrition programs that help patients endure procedures, recover more quickly, experience better outcomes and reduce their need for opioids to control post-op pain.

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