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A s patients get bigger and sicker and present for more com- plex surgeries, you and your anesthesia providers are being put to the test. Where do you draw the line when it comes to hosting challenging patients? 1. Obesity One-third of American adults are obese. But new techniques, new monitoring devices and better education let most be handled safely, 9 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 6 Handling Tough Anesthesia Cases Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Jim Burger Associate Editor • FULL PLATE Anesthesia providers are increasingly expected to meet higher standards and care for more challenging patients in outpatient settings. Obesity, sleep apnea and PONV are the enemies. Are your anesthetists ready to take them on?

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