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Manager's Guide to Surgery's Ambulatory Anesthesia - July 2015

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J U LY 2 0 1 5 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 1 7 S hould you wait until patients enter the PACU to administer pain medica- tions? Of course not, but many surgical facilities still fail to fight pain proactively. With the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model, that won't happen. The buzz-worthy coordinated care program is based on a standardized clinical pathway created with input from all stakeholders in surgery. For example, they agree in advance on pain and nausea control regimens for each type of procedure, put the protocols in writing and implement them during every case. Launching a PSH program will put your facility on the cutting edge of care and ensure you successfully manage post-op pain and PONV, two of the biggest factors in patient satisfaction and timely discharges. A New Way to Manage Post-op Pain The Perioperative Surgical Home model is revolutionizing patient care with preset clinical pathways for specific cases. UC Irvine Health Zeev Kain, MD, MBA Irvine, Calif z INTEGRATED APPROACH It's time for anesthesiologists to adapt to patient-centered care.

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