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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 TS U R G E R Y. N E T 4 7 T he anesthesia workstation, once a simple stand with 2 tanks and a vaporizer, is now a high-powered command center with touch- screen displays, built-in monitoring capabilities and other sophis- ticated features that help anesthesia providers deliver the most efficient, safest care possible. Here's a look at a few recent inno- vations that have generated some buzz at the head of the OR table. 1 Digital delivery One immediately visible innovation in anesthesia machine technology is the increasingly virtualized delivery of anesthesia. Many manufacturers' Have You Checked Out Anesthesia Machines Lately? Today's innovative workstations promote safety and efficiency. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor • FACE THE INTERFACE Touchscreen graphics have replaced mechanical controls on many anesthesia machines. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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