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

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6 2 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U LY 2 0 1 5 Y our facility's anesthesia service affects everyone in the periop- erative process. Don't believe me? Hire a provider who only works inpatient cases while your usual guy is away and see who complains. In anesthesia staffing, the right fit is every- thing. When you look at your providers, how many of these statements can you agree with? They're ambulatory aces Are your providers skilled in regional blocks and opioid-sparing multi- modal analgesic approaches? Do they seek out the latest techniques to stay on the cutting edge of care, or are they rigid in their routines? Ask your circulators and PACU nurses (or those of the hospitals or ASCs where a service has worked) which providers' patients wake the fastest after surgery and whose 4 Does Your Anesthesia Service Make the Grade? Look for these qualities at the head of the OR table. Carrie L. Frederick, MD Portland, Maine z TEAM WORKS Anesthesia providers should do much more than sedate patients. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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