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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 3 ANESTHESIA S P E C I A L E D I T I O N ANESTHESIA To Our Readers Deftly intubating patients and purposely putting themselves in the direct path of the coronavirus, anesthesia professionals played an invaluable role during the peak months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, Anesthesia's diverse toolkit goes well beyond intuba- tions. In this issue of Manager's Guide to Anesthesia, we cover regional anesthesia's role in reducing opioid overuse, share a case study on the cost benefits of patient warm- ing, offer a more realistic approach to MH training and examine the most effective technologies for handling difficult airways. We also look at the many ways in which COVID-19 has impacted anesthesia and what you need to succeed in the world of post-pandemic outpatient surgery. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Rebecca Barnett, MD o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 22 4 On Point Leading From the Head of the Table Beverly K. Philip, MD, FASA 12 Help Total Knee Patients Recover in Comfort Alternative therapies reduce their reliance on opioids to manage post-op pain. Kendal Gapinski | Contributing Editor 22 New Thinking in Airway Management The coronavirus outbreak could change how providers approach difficult intubations. Dan Cook | Editor-in-Chief 29 Are You Ready for an MH Emergency? Realistic training ensures staff act quickly and confidently during a real crisis. Kimberly Macasieb, MSN, RN, CNL, CNOR 36 Patient Warming Pays Off Big Maintaining normothermia isn't always easy, but it's always well worth it. Justin D. (J.D.) Buchert, MSN, MEd, MS, RN 43 Send Patients Home Sooner and Healthier Enhanced recovery protocols are more important than ever during the coronavirus crisis. Zeev Kain, MD, MBA 49 Should You Add Oral Sedation? The benefits of IV-free options are well-documented, but do they outweigh provider concerns? Jared Bilski | Managing Editor 54 Critical Care at the Epicenter of COVID-19 Q&A with Sean Garvin, MD, anesthesiologist on the frontlines of the pandemic response. J u l y 2 0 2 0 Contents

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