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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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3 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 W e're nearly 20 years into our experience using ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia, so the growing movement among experts in the field to focus on creating new, more complicated nerve blocks makes sense. These efforts have the best of intentions — to deliver the best possible care to patients with more precise pain-relieving techniques. The problem is, regional anesthesia is not yet performed by the majority of anesthesia practitioners on a regular basis. In outpatient Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS | Palo Alto, Calif. The Building Blocks of Regional Anesthesia A back-to-basics approach is needed to expand the use of one of the most effective ways to manage post-op pain. • TRIED AND TRUE Edward Mariano, MD, MAS, says new procedures aren't necessarily better because they're more complicated than the ones they're designed to replace or improve upon.

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