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Back To Work - June 2020 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 7 7 T here's no time like the pres- ent to take full advantage of regional anesthesia to manage post-op pain. Nerve blocks are being placed with more pre- cision, patients are recovering faster and with fewer opioids, and nurses are spend- ing less time in recov- ery dealing with unfa- vorable outcomes like nausea and vomiting. I've always been a proponent of placing ultrasound-guided blocks, but realized just how effective they are when I had my rotator cuff arthroscopically repaired and woke up from that traditionally agonizing procedure pain-free. I know from firsthand experience as an anesthesiologist and a patient that the foundation of your facility's multimodal pain management protocols should be built on regional blocks. Thomas W. Durick, MD | Oakland, Calif. Rely on Regional Anesthesia Advances in tools and techniques have improved the pain-relieving effectiveness of nerve blocks. ADDED BENEFITS Ultrasound technology is becoming better, faster, smaller and less expensive.

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