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6 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 O utpatient Surgery Magazine commissioned me to scout the exhibit hall at last month's American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting in Boston in search of the new products on display that I thought would really interest your anesthesia providers. I walked up and down every aisle and visited (most) every booth. Here's a report of what I saw. Senior Editor Jim Burger accompanied me, taking great notes and these great photos. 12 Hot New Anesthesia Products These devices on display in the American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibit hall could help your anesthe- sia providers deliver great care. Gregory Hickman, MD | Gulf Breeze, Fla. Smiths Medical | aerFree Non-Invasive Airway Management System I'd never seen anything like this before, but it's definitely an interesting idea. Basically, it's a precautionary device for busy PACUs with heavier patients and/or patients with undiag- nosed (or diagnosed) sleep apnea. The system uses wall suction to pull the soft tissue around the airway forward, so you don't have to worry about sedated patients obstructing, • NO MORE CHIN THRUSTS Dr. Hickman tries on the aerFree Non-Invasive Airway Management System, which applies negative pressure to a patient's neck to support the patency of the upper airway. One of its advantages: It can free up busy PACU nurses who are caring for multiple patients, says Dr. Hickman.

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