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OR Excellence Awards 2015 - September 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T he world-renowned Andrews Institute ASC in Gulf Breeze, Fla., the winner of this year's OR Excellence Award for Pain Control, has been tracking its use of post-op opioids and routinely challenging its anesthesia providers to keep that use low. How low? Since recordkeeping began in 2010, fewer than 10% of its patients have received opioids in PACU. Andrews Institute staff began collecting data on the use and com- parative effectiveness of opioids to prove a point. "Our consultant pharmacist was the inspiration," says Barbara J. Holder, RN, BSN, LHRM, the ASC's QI and infection control coordinator. "He did not believe how little we were ordering narcotics, 7 6 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 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 O R E X C E L L E N C E AWA R D S O R E X C E L L E N C E AWA R D S Pain Control 20,253 regional blocks later, the Andrews Institute's patients are free of pain and opioids. z MUST SEE Anesthesia fellow Brianne Owen, MD, (center) places an ultrasound guid- ed block while Andrews Institute providers and visiting physicians watch her progress. Andrews Institute ASC S p o n s o r e d b y

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