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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 5 7 I f pain tops the list of sensations patients don't want to feel following surgery, post-operative nausea and vomiting is a close second. Recent enhancements to our pre-op screening protocols and targeted prophy- laxis resulted in a 41% decrease in the incidence of PONV. Of the 1,139 adult patients who arrived in PACU after we'd begun administering the new interventions, only 144 (12.6%) felt sick. Take it from us: The key to staving off PONV is a multimodal approach using preventative measures based on a patient's level of risk. How We Prevent PONV For at-risk patients, targeted interventions spell relief. Christopher A. Smith, CRNA, DNP York, Pa. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN z BANISH THE BASIN Pre-op screening and preventive practices will do away with one of surgery's most unpleasant complications.

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