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Anesthesia - Supplement to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - July 2016

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J U LY 2 0 1 6 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T 5 6 Who Should Deliver Anesthesia? The turf war between MDs and CRNAs heats up. Shirie Leng, MD 10 Where's the Nearest Video Laryngoscope? Your anesthesia providers need to know they can secure even the most difficult airway. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 17 Stay on Guard Against Malignant Hyperthermia The best drills simulate the urgency of a real life-or-death crisis. Courtney Yost, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA 27 Hidden Benefits of Patient Warming The value of maintaining normothermia extends beyond contentment into the not-so-obvious areas of infection prevention and pain management. Wes Webster, MSN, RN, CRNA 33 New Strategies to Prevent Nausea and Vomiting After Surgery Updated guidelines tell us how to manage patients who are at increased risk for PONV. TJ Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA 40 Supercharge Your Continuous Nerve Block Program These 3 technological advances could make continuous catheters easier to place. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 47 Have You Checked Out Anesthesia Machines Lately? Today's innovative workstations are built for safety and efficiency. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 52 Anesthesia's Role in Curbing the Opioid Epidemic Q&A with Asim Alam, MD, FRCPC, DRCPC, anesthesiologist and opioid-use researcher. To Our Readers Administering anesthesia in the outpatient setting is more challenging than ever, thanks to patients with significant comorbidities undergoing complex procedures that only recently moved out of inpatient ORs. Anesthesia providers are the gatekeepers to surgery, the ones who secure the airway, titrate anesthetics and manage pain to ensure patients emerge safely and ready for timely discharge. We hope you use the tips in this special edition on anesthesia to ensure your providers have the tools they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Anesthesia J u l y 2 0 1 6 w w w . o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t C O N T E N T S 40

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