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Emergency Response in the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Authors
  • Bansal, Vikram K1
  • Dobie, Katherine H2
  • Brock, Evelyn Jane3
  • 1 Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
  • 3 Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1301 Medical Center Drive, 4648 TVC, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesiology clinics
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2019
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
239–250
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.anclin.2019.01.012
PMID: 31047127
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

As more surgeries are moving out of the hospital setting, effective emergency response in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers requires organized preparedness. Rapid, consistent emergency response can be challenged by their rarity of occurrence, fast-paced environment, and relative lack of resources. Anesthesiologists who practice in these settings must be aware of the differences between the management of an anesthetic emergency in the hospital with virtually unlimited resources and staff, versus an ambulatory surgery center with limited resources and slightly different goal: stabilization and transfer of care. Regular simulation-based training schedules are effective for ambulatory surgery center preparedness for emergency response. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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