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Manager's Guide to Ambulatory Anesthesia - July 2014

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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Page 5 Table of Contents: FEATURES 6 How Do You Control Post-Op Pain? No two anesthesia providers manage the 5th vital sign in the same way. Dan O’Connor | Editor-in-Chief 16 PONV Prevention Do everything you can to have every patient feeling fine after surgery. Steven Gayer, MD 21 Why Warming Matters Patient normothermia is a key concern for successful anesthesia outcomes. Gary Lawson, MD 28 Avoid Intubation Trouble You shouldn’t be surprised by a difficult airway. Jeff Cryder, BS, BSN, MSA 35 5 Keys to Managing MH The potentially fatal disorder can strike at any time. Are you prepared to save a life? Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Surgeries begin and end with anesthesia providers caring for your patients. Between pre-op and recovery, they work to avoid potential complications, from preventing annoying bouts of PONV to reacting quickly and effectively to life-threatening malignant hyperthermia emergencies. The pages of the Manager's Guide to Ambulatory Anesthesia are filled with the expert tips your anesthesia team needs to provide smoother, safer care and achieve quality outcomes. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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