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OSE_1309_part3_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:21 PM Page 135 ANESTHESIA ALERT and that there has been sufficient communication and education. Remember, for all outpatient CPNB, the patient becomes your surrogate eyes, ears and intervener/ protector. To prevent probADDED RISK Patients who have lower extremity CPNB are susceptible to falls and need to wear knee immobilizers at home. lems, communication after discharge is essential. We've found that daily phone conversations are sufficient for most patients. If you have any doubt, consider admitting the patient or using a different pain control method. OSM Dr. Adams (jmadams@iupui.edu) is an assistant professor of anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and chair of the ASA Committee on Professional Diversity. Dr. Nagy (rnagy@iuhealth.org) is an assistant professor of anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine. S E P T E M B E R 2013 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E 1 3 5

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