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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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7 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 • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 H ow long has it been since you last heard about the importance of limiting the use of opioids to manage post-op pain. A few months since your last national conference? A few hours since meeting with your clini- cal team? A few seconds since reading this article's headline? Opioid-sparing surgery is all the rage, and with good reason. The very real risk of abuse and addiction, and the migration of more complex — and more painful — cases to outpatient ORs make a care- Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor Opioids Are Overplayed There are smarter, more effective ways to manage post-op pain. • THE PERFECT GUIDE Advances in ultrasound-guided technology should lead to more anesthesia providers administering regional blocks to minimize post-op pain. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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