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Archive February 2013 XIV, No. 2

Do Your Anesthesia Providers Go Above & Beyond?

They should be doing a whole lot more than giving a safe anesthetic.

Jay Horowitz

Jay Horowitz, CRNA


anesthesia providers INDISPENSABLE The anesthesia team must relentlessly proceed with the thought in mind that it can always be improving, says Jay Horowitz, CRNA, of Quality Anesthesia Care Corp. in Sarasota, Fla.

Back in the day, it didn't much matter how long it took to turn over an operating room or administer peripheral nerve blocks. We didn't worry much about how long a patient was in the recovery room, even if they were nauseated and vomiting. Patients were delivered to the anesthesia group without any effort on our part (heaven forbid we help push a stretcher). All we had to do was give an anesthetic and wake up the patient.

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