Archive March 2013 XIV, No. 3

Keys to Keeping Your Ortho Patients Comfortable

Minimizing post-op pain and PONV leads to faster discharges and more satisfied patients.

Greg DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC

regional anesthesia BUILDING BLOCKS Regional anesthesia has played an important role in the migration of more complex ortho cases to the outpatient setting.

Effective drug therapies and pinpoint nerve block placement keep patients' knees from throbbing and shoulders from aching after some of ortho's most pain-inducing procedures. Managing post-op pain and limiting PONV risks are essential to maintaining clinical efficiencies, patient satisfaction and overall surgical success. Here's how we keep your patients comfortable, from the moment they arrive to the time they're ready for discharge.

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