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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Less than a year after it launched the device poised to one day replace anesthesiologists, Ethicon abruptly pulled the plug on Sedasys, a computer-assisted device that administers propofol via intravenous IV infusion. osmag.net/2RGpsE An anesthesiologist at a Connecticut surgery center is accused of failing to respond to a respiratory and cardiac emergency, costing Katherine O'Donnell, a healthy 29-year-old woman who was undergoing sinus surgery, her life. osmag.net/KMFv3f An Iowa health system that suffered from 4 wrong-site surgeries in 40 days says ineffective time outs were to blame. osmag.net/BG8Vwq The U.S. Senate is starting to scrutinize hospitals that let their surgeons run 2 rooms simultaneously, a practice known as double-booking. osmag.net/JaNW9d A Dallas, Texas, anesthesiologist who submitted more than $10 million worth of bogus claims to payers may be spending up to 70 years in prison for defrauding several big insurance companies. osmag.net/x3YVNf Letting CRNAs deliver anesthesia without physician supervision doesn't necessarily improve patients' access to anesthesia care, according to a new study. osmag.net/7aXvJK Olympus Corp. of the Americas went to great lengths to sway doctors and hospi- tals to buy its endoscopes, including send- ing customers on lavish vacations and provid- ing free devices, say federal prosecutors in announcing a $600 million settlement with the company. osmag.net/9AfVsP Are you committing any of these 5 common infection-prevention pitfalls? osmag.net/hE9QNx In a new TED talk, a nursing expert shares how the profession's hierarchical culture can devalue and shame caregivers, leading to more mis- takes. osmag.net/UWMd3s A new report investigates the pain and lawsuits that followed a rash of surgical fires in the Washington D.C., area. osmag.net/nGUuZ6 Top 10 viewed features on outpatientsurgery.net IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Sign up for our e-mail alerts and manage your subscription preferences at outpatientsurgery.net/news/in-case-you-missed-it.php. You'll be first to know when we post breaking news, weekly updates, reader polls, discussion boards and other online exclusives.

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