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Archive September 2012 XIII, No. 9

Prepping for Gastric Banding

The essential equipment, staffing and anesthesia needs for outpatient success.

Gaia Lukevich, RN, BSN, RNFA, CASC, CBN

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gastric banding SLEEP SPECIALISTS Anesthesia providers must be airway management masters and skilled at limiting post-op pain and PONV risks.

As the administrator of an ASC that has hosted more than 3,000 gastric banding surgeries — about 460 each year — since launching the program in 2005, I know what it takes to run a successful bariatric program. Here are a few insights you can use to do the same.

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