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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2017

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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 'm a practicing anesthesiologist and former medical director of a bustling surgery center, so I know what makes anesthesia providers tick and what it takes to tap into their full potential as clinicians and team players. Here's what you can do to help ensure your providers deliver cost-effective, efficient and safe patient care, while also contributing to your facility's overall success. Value their contributions Have you given your anesthesia providers everything they need, within rea- son, to do their jobs safely and quickly? If you've held off from buying the video laryngoscopes they've requested, you could have unintentionally created ani- mosity amongst the team, giving the impression that their jobs aren't valued enough to purchase a tool proven to help us deliver safe care. It's also a miscon- 1 What Makes Us Anesthesia Providers Tick Head-of-the table insights for getting the most out of your providers. On Point Thomas Durick, MD • EXPERT OPINION Dr. Durick, who understands what it takes to run a successful facility, practices what he preaches at Fremont (Calif.) Surgery Center. Thomas Durick, MD

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