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OR Excellence Awards 2016 - September 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 7 H aving a video laryngoscope sitting in the operating room is like having a shiny sports car parked in the garage. If it's around, you're going to want to take it for a spin. And once you try it, you're going to love it so much that you'll never want to go back to your standard direct laryngoscopy blades. Or your minivan. Which begs the Should We Use Video Laryngoscopes For All Intubations? Why relegate the tool that gives you the best chance for success when difficult intubations arise to a backup role? Erik Rauch, CRNA, DNP, NSPM-C, DAAPM St. Petersburg, Fla. • TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT When you factor in cost, portability and ease of use, there's no rea- son not to have a video laryngoscope in every OR. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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