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

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2 4 • 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 W e had a recurring problem with escorts taking a ride down- town to stay busy during their patient's surgery, only to then get stuck in the notorious traffic of the Bay Area and run late. To encourage escorts to stay close by, while also letting them run errands or grab something to eat during the wait, we created a map that highlights restaurants, banks and other spots located within 15 minutes of the surgery center. Every patient's family gets a copy when they arrive. Since we've implemented the maps, there's been a noticeable decrease in the number of patients lingering in PACU as their family sits in downtown traffic. Christopher M. Lomboy, RN, BSN, RNFA, MBA Kaiser San Jose (Calif.) Medical Center - Ambulatory Surgery Unit chris.m.lomboy@kp.org Keep Patient Escorts Close By With an Amenities Map Ideas Work That

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