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COVID-19 Crisis - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2020

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A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 4 1 H igh-volume GI facilities run on hard work and smart ideas, and our busy endoscopy center is no different. We're always considering new solutions to improve how quickly and safely we perform cases and reprocess our fleet of endoscopes. The method we use to insufflate colonoscopy patients is one of the most effective ways we've improved patient care, saved money and kept our center running like a well-oiled machine. Save time, improve satisfaction We knew that using carbon dioxide instead of air for insufflation pro- vided a patient benefit, but during a 2017 trial we also discovered it Beth Hogan, MSN, RN, CASC, CNOR, CGRN | Glens Falls, N.Y. Boost Your Endoscopy Efficiency Small improvements in colonoscopy screenings will help keep patients moving. • ON THE GAS Carbon dioxide insufflation helps patients recover quickly and in greater comfort than when insufflated with air.

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