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Special Edition: Opioids - January 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 5 N erve blocks are the most targeted form of analgesia avail- able, arming your anesthesia providers with the ability to direct local anesthetics to specific areas of the body to prevent pain impulses from reaching the brain. Given the scope of the opioid epidemic, you'd expect every eligible patient to be on the receiving end of an expertly placed peripheral nerve Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor Nerve Blocks Are a No-Brainer Are your patients missing out on regional anesthesia's targeted pain relief that reduces the need for opioids? • ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT Of all the outpatient procedures that are eligible for a nerve block, only about 3% will actually involve one. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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