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In order to fully realize the benefits of faster recovery times, invest in an adequate number of ultrasound machines. Delays can occur if providers are forced to wait for a facility's communal machine to become available. My belief is that there should be a readily accessi- ble ultrasound machine in every operating room. Proven success My own experience with nerve blocks gives me a personal insight I share with my patients. I've been using ultrasound-guided nerve blocks for more than 13 years, and I have no shortage of success sto- ries because of it. Every one of my patients who doesn't need opioids to wake up pain- free, nausea-free and discharge-ready in 15 minutes is a success story. Every patient who wakes up amazed they have no pain after having their shoulder replaced is a success story. Every time I tell a patient my goal is to have them awake, alert and pain-free shortly after their procedure is finished and it happens, that's a success story. OSM 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 • 8 3 Dr. Durick (tdurickmd@gmail.com) is the medical director of Envision Physician Services in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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