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Special Edition: Anesthesia - July 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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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 • 4 9 F or many patients undergoing minor outpatient proce- dures like cataract surgery, the needlestick that's used to administer IV sedation is often the most painful part of the process. So why not eliminate this patient satis- faction-killer whenever you have an opportunity to do so? Needle aversion is one of the primary reasons John Berdahl, MD, an ophthalmologist at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, S.D., gives most of his patients sublingual sedation tablets consisting of midazo- Should You Add Oral Sedation? The benefits of IV-free options are well-documented, but do they outweigh provider concerns? Jared Bilski | Managing Editor PAIN FREE Cataract patients often say the needle stick during IV administration is the most painful part of the entire surgery.

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