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

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5 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 • Distracted from discomfort. Patients who are left alone in recovery bays tend to focus on the discomfort they're experienc- ing, so recovery room nurses at Lakeland (Fla.) Surgical & Diagnostic Center use music and movies to distract patients from the pain they feel. Easy listening music is piped through speakers that sit above beds in individual bays and iPads are handed out to patients who can watch movies through the facility's Hulu subscription. Patients can also choose to tune into entertainment options on their personal devices. • Success in total joints. Hyde Park Surgery Center recently became the first facility in Austin, Texas, to launch an outpatient joints program that includes total hips, knees and shoulders. The surgical team applies advanced surgical techniques, such as the anterior approach to the hip, in concert with the latest in pain management protocols to ensure patients are up and moving and ready for same-dis- charge. In pre-op, patients receive celecoxib, oxycodone, acetaminophen and gabapentin. During surgery, surgeons use ketamine, mor- phine, ketorolac IV and an injection of a long- lasting bupivacaine liposome at the surgical site to reduce the need for opioids in recovery. The efforts ensure patients are up and mov- ing and on their way home soon after surgery.— Daniel Cook • MUSIC AND MOVIES Patients receive an iPad in PACU to help take their minds off the pain they're feeling. Nikki Williams, RN, CNOR • LEAD BLOCKER Anesthesiologist Steven Rutman, MD, helps numb patients' pain at the Hyde Park Surgery Center in Austin, Texas. Jami Osterlund, RN, MSN, CNOR, CSSM, CAIP

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