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1 0 3 J U N E 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT 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 A sk any anesthesia provider: The major motivation for the use of regional anesthesia techniques — whether peripheral nerve blocks for surgery or continuous local anesthetic infusions for managing pain afterwards — is the improvements they bring to the patient's post-op experience. These improved outcomes result directly in efficiency gains, and time is money. "The biggest risk of post-op complications in outpatient surgery is that the patient will be nauseated, they'll stay in PACU and take up space. Maybe they'll even have to be admitted. This costs money for patients and insurers," says David Rosen, MD, president of Midwest Anesthesia A N E S T H E S I A Economic Advantages Regional Anesthesia's A BETTER WAY Ultrasound isn't the only option for peripheral nerve block placement, "but once you start using it, you become hooked," says David Rosen, MD, president of Midwest Anesthesia Partners. David Rosen, MD Peripheral nerve blocks save dollars and make sense. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor OSE_1406_part2_Layout 1 6/13/14 11:41 AM Page 103

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