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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2017

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1 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 J U LY 2 0 1 7 I n his 31 years of anesthetizing patients, anesthesiologist Thomas Durick, MD, has seen plenty of airways that "would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up." He recalls a recent case at Fremont (Calif.) Surgery Center during which he successfully navigated a diffi- cult airway using a video laryngoscope with a camera at the tip of the blade and a monitor to provide him with direct views of the glottis. "I was almost chuckling to myself as I was doing it, and someone in the OR asked me what was so funny," he says. "I'm an old-school guy, so I just couldn't explain how much of a difference [the technology] made, how easy it was, comparative- Tools for Better Airway Management Advanced devices and expert techniques have anesthesia providers — and their patients — breathing easier. Bill Donahue | Senior Editor • OPEN SEASON Airway management devices such as video laryngoscopes and supraglottic devices improve with each generation. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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