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Why Do ASCs Fail? - August 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 0 8 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 O N L I N E | A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 Airway Visualization Technology It's not just for training and emergencies anymore. V ideo-assisted airway management is among the most signifi- cant developments that anesthesia providers have seen in the past 2 decades. It's changed the way we take care of our patients. How many times have struggles with difficult airways forced us to change course in mid-procedure? Thanks to video laryngo- scopes and stylets, 9 of which we profile on the following pages, many of those challenges are no longer an issue. Once considered a backup option if you ran into trouble intubating with direct laryngoscopy, video-equipped alternatives can be consid- ered a first choice for routine as well as challenging cases. We can attribute this widespread use to 2 factors. • Advancing technology. The amazing anatomical view they provide eases providers' placement of endotracheal tubes while reducing the risk of dental damage and post-op sore throats — a definite patient T H I N K I N G O F B U Y I N G … Joseph A. Loskove, MD z EASY DOES IT Video laryngoscopes offer an efficient, economical improvement over direct laryngoscopy.

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