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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 1 Winning With Nerve Blocks W e're a married couple that lives, eats and breathes nerve blocks. Brandon is an anesthesiologist who specializes in placing blocks at the famed Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Emily is the founder of blocknursing.com, an educational site for the regional anesthesia nursing specialty, and the director of the Blockjocks Research & Education Foundation. Yes, we're passionate about regional anesthe- sia. That's why it's so difficult for us to accept that so many facilities aren't fully capitalizing on the magic of nerve blocks: shorter recovery times, less post-op pain, and faster recoveries and discharges. Maybe 20 myths and misconceptions about regional anesthesia that could be holding you back. Brandon Winchester, MD, and Emily Winchester, RN Gulf Breeze, Fla. • PROPER NEEDLE PLACEMENT Starting with your needle about the depth of your target in centimeters away from the probe lets you create an angle of entry to the skin ideal for needle visualization. Heather Black from Barnes & Co.

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