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Difficult Airways - April 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Table of Contents: FEATURES 42 COVER STORY Difficult Airways Are you prepared for the challenging intubations that you can't predict? Anthony J. Chipas, PhD, CRNA 49 How I Mix My Multimodal Cocktail A dash of NSAIDs, a splash of IV acetaminophen, and a shot of regional or local anesthesia will send your patients home free of pain. Paul F. White, PhD, MD, FANZCA 61 Get the Most From Your Anesthesia Providers An administrator and an anesthesiologist share the secrets to their working success. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 68 Where There's Smoke … There's Progress We're using education to clear the air in our ORs. S.L. Chavis, RN, CNOR 77 Which Boom Fits Your Room? Structure, use and space should factor into the decision. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 84 5 Steps to Safer Sharps Handling These precautions limit risks of sticks and cuts. Sherri Alexander, CST, FAST, CRCST 90 What's New in Chronic Sinusitis Treatment Clear your patients' heads with balloon sinuplasty, image-guided navigation and steroid-eluting stents. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 102 The Case for Fluid Warming It's an underused and highly effective way to maintain normothermia. Charles E. Smith, MD 108 Avoid These 5 Patient Positioning Disasters From pressure ulcers to vision loss, don't let positioning problems happen on your watch. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 117 Medication Safety Pop Quiz Are you complying with best practices in medication safety? Sheldon S. Sones, RPh FASCP 122 Take Advantage of Healthcare Transparency Expert insights on putting quality measures and outside opinions to work for your facility. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor On the Cover Sure, there are red flags that warn of a difficult airway, but challenging intubations can arise unexpectedly. Do you have the skills and tools to save the day when surgery's critical first step doesn't go as planned? Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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