Past Blogs

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Why Capnography Should be Mandatory for MAC and Conscious Sedation

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5 Tips for A Better GI Patient Experience in Your ASC

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How to Interpret the Results of a Sleep Study for an ASC Nurse

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Practical Considerations for Sleep Apnea Management

Last week we discussed how to screen patients for undiagnosed sleep apnea. This week, let's continue the discussion by delving into practical considerations for sleep apnea management. There are many factors to consider, but we want to focus on what’s practical and within the surgery center’s scope. We want to focus on easy-to-implement,... read more »

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PreOp Screening for Patients with Sleep Apnea

With over 70% of Americans considered overweight or obese, ambulatory surgery centers are handling patients with higher BMIs than ever before. So how do we stay competitive with hospitals? Surgery centers need to know how to safely take care of obese patients that often have sleep apnea. read more »

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A PreOp Nurse’s Guide to Ejection Fraction and CHF- Part 2

As we learned in Part 1 of this article, EF is one of the most, if not THE most important thing to know about any patient that you are preoping because of the profound implications of EF on a patient’s overall health as well as how the patient will respond to anesthesia. read more »

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