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Unsung Heroes - November 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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N O V 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 • 9 7 T he effects of single-shot nerve blocks and oral analgesics wear off soon after patients arrive home, leaving them in a significant amount of discomfort. Continuous nerve blocks (CNBs) and infusion pumps can extend your pain management efforts beyond your walls, keeping patients comfortable during the first few days of recovery. Patients who take opioids to manage chronic pain disorders are ideal candidates for CNBs because the effects of opioids are blunted Adam Taylor | Senior Associate Editor Count On Continuous Nerve Blocks Providing patients with at-home relief is a key component to a successful multimodal pain control program. • DEDICATED SPACE Block rooms and block nurses help increase the overall effectiveness and efficiency of a continuous nerve block program. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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