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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2017

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3 6 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 J U LY 2 0 1 7 I f you're in the market for a new anesthesia machine, it's important to maintain perspective — to remember that anesthesia providers who spend the bulk of their time in outpatient settings aren't likely to be dealing with arterial lines or central venous pressures. They're not anes- thetizing neonates or patients with severe pulmonary issues. They don't need the same level of sophistication you'd need in an intensive care unit. The best way to invest in a machine that's ideally suited for same-day surgery is to understand the differences between essential features and unnecessary bells and whistles. Start by considering these 5 factors to ensure you get the right- sized bang for your anesthesia-machine buck. Thinking of Buying a New Anesthesia Machine? If features don't add value to patient care in the outpatient environment, you can end up overspending. Paul Patane, MD, MBA, CPE | St. Louis, Mo. • TECH SAVVY Newer anesthesia machines should be able to communicate with EMRs, quality assurance programs and billing systems. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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