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Running on Empty - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2019

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 C hildren at Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter in Wilmington, Del., were so stressed saying good- bye to their parents before heading to the operating room for den- tal procedures that they sometimes needed oral premedication to deal with the separation, says anesthesiologist Stephen R. Tanner, MD. Now it's all smiles on the way to surgery since the center bought child-size electric vehicles that the kids ride in from the waiting room to the operating room. Like magic, scenes of crying children and parents turned into smiling parents taking photos of happy kids in a white BMW convertible or a blue Jeep tricked out with radios and flashing lights down the center's hallway. It's worked so well that the Christina Care Health System surgery center recently added a firetruck and a black Jeep to its fleet. More importantly, says Dr. Tanner, only 8% of pediatric patients require pre-operative sedation, down from 28%. — Adam Taylor KIDS DRIVE THEMSELVES Turn Left at the OR • CRUISING TO SURGERY A young patient drives himself to the operating room at Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter, with remote-controlled help from anesthe- siologist Stephen R. Tanner, MD. Christiana Care Health System

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