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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 3 T he though t of outpa- tient total hip replace- ment would have been unbelievable just a few years ago, when the surgery lasted 2 to 3 hours and the post-op hos- pital stay was meas- ured in days, not hours. But today we routinely discharge patients 3 hours after their surgery so that they're home in time for dinner. The well-choreo- graphed day of sur- gery looks like this. The patient meets for about an hour in the morning with a 3 Tips for Total Hip Efficiency Keys to success with same-day hip replacements. Christopher McClellan, DO | Altoona, Pa. • IN AND OUT Total hip surgeries can take only 45 minutes and your patient can be out of the facility within hours when you take steps to boost efficiency. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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