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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2017

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J U LY 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 5 6 What Makes Us Anesthesia Providers Tick Head-of-the table insights for getting the most out of your providers. Thomas Durick, MD 10 Tools for Better Airway Management Advanced devices and expert techniques have anesthesia providers — and their patients — breathing easier. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor 18 5 Tips for Continuous Nerve Block Success Seasoned pros share their secrets for managing post-op pain long after patients leave your facility. Kendal Gapinski | Contributing Editor 24 Manning the MHAUS Hotline Answers to 10 common questions about malignant hyperthermia. Charles B. Watson, MD, FCCM 32 The Case for Capnography Monitoring of end tidal CO 2 is an essential patient safety practice your facility shouldn't be without. Peggy Lange, BA, RRT 36 Thinking of Buying a New Anesthesia Machine? If features don't add value to patient care in the out- patient environment, you can end up overspending. Paul Patane, MD, MBA, CPE 41 The Quest for Patient-Pleasing Anesthesia 10 ways your anesthesia providers can boost patient satisfaction. Michael Reines, MD 47 7 Efficiency-Boosting Anesthesia Products These solutions help you move patients from pre- op to discharge as quickly and as safely as possible. Jim Burger | Senior Editor 54 Surgery's Role in Slowing the Opioid Epidemic Q&A with TJ Gan, MD, MBA, MHS, FRCA, interna- tionally known post-op pain management expert. To Our Readers In the simplest of terms, anesthesia providers put your patients to sleep, but get paid to wake them up. Of course, there's much more to how anesthetists con- tribute to safe patient care and your facility's overall success. As one anesthesiologist put it, "The first rule of anesthesia is availability. If you're affable, even better. If you're competent, even better." We let even better be our guide as we planned and produced this year's Manager's Guide to Anesthesia. Putting your patients to sleep is one thing. Waking them up ready for speedy discharge? Even better. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Anesthesia J u l y 2 0 1 7 w w w . o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 6 C O N T E N T S

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