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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Hot Technology - April 2017

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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3 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A 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 7 E lastomeric pain pumps work just fine. But why settle for send- ing patients home with a bag full of local anesthetic that you hope delivers the right amount of numbing relief when you can program a "smart" ambulatory infusion pump to deliver the exact right dose at the exact right time and collect patient-use data that measures an anesthesia provider's ability to deliver effective pain management? "That information lets anesthesia groups quantify their value when negotiating contracts with the facilities where they provide services," says Nabil A Smarter Approach to Post-op Pain Management The newest infusion pumps offer high-tech solutions to surgery's age-old problem. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor • GET WITH THE PROGRAM Computerized pumps let providers deliver specific amounts of local anesthetic to the surgical site. Bethany Fink, RN

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