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What Will the OR of the Future Look Like? - July 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 7 J U LY 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 D E E P - V E I N T H R O M B O S I S Evidence-based strategies will help you circumvent the clot. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor Put DVT Prevention Into Practice WRAP IT UP The pneumatic contractions of sequential com- pression devices simulate muscle movement to pre- vent circulatory stasis. S hort cases and speedy ambulation put same-day surgery patients at a relatively low risk for deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism during the perioperative process. But that's no reason to skip measures that can prevent the potentially fatal complications, say experts, OSE_1407_part2_Layout 1 7/3/14 8:49 AM Page 67

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