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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - September 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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ments and see how they respond," she adds. "They know we'll always do whatever it takes to make them comfortable." OSM S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 7 Efforts are being made in surgical facilities across the country to control post-op pain with creative and effective solutions. Here are a few worthy of recognition. • Personalized approach. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) movement is gaining momentum with the goal of implementing multi- modal, multidisciplinary tech- niques to achieve excellent sur- gical outcomes. Dayana M. Aguilera, MSN, RN, advanced patient outcomes facilitator at Baptist Hospital of Miami (Fla.), takes the lead in ensuring patients receive optimized pain man- agement care. The "gem of the ERAS program," as one colleague calls Ms. Aguilera, educates patients about the different modali- ties their providers will use to control post-op pain and tells them to expect their pain to be controlled at a score of 4 or less on a 10-point scale. She manages the perioperative process on a case- by-case basis, ensuring each patient receives the proper pain medications. Ms. Aguilera also checks on how patients are pro- gressing at home after discharge. HONORABLE MENTIONS Taking (Most of) the Pain Out of Surgery • POINT PERSON Dayana M. Aguilera, MSN, RN, coordi- nates care for patients throughout their surgical journey at Baptist Hospital of Miami (Fla.). Mabel Rodriguez, Baptist Health South Florida

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