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

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2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 6 F or the claus- trophobic patient who gets anxious having a face mask placed over him, remove the mask and have him place his lips around the round connector on the anesthesia circuit. Patients find this much more comfort- able while they're pre-oxygenating. As soon as the patient falls asleep, simply reattach the face mask so induction can proceed as nor- mal. Richard O'Leary, MD Liberty Anesthesia San Jose, Calif. rjoleary1@gmail.com How to Pre-Oxygenate Claustrophobic Patients Ideas Work P r a c t i c a l p e a r l s f r o m y o u r c o l l e a g u e s That • FEELING CONFINED Let claustrophobic patients hold the round connector on the anesthesia circuit in their mouths until they fall asleep. Richard O'Leary, MD

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