The effects of the use of anesthesia on infants and young children have been a concern for doctors and parents for many years. Each year, millions of patients are exposed to anesthesia during surgery, and about a half a million of those patients are children under the age of three. In the past, studies have been done on young monkeys and other animals that showed anesthetics may kill brain cells, affect memory, and cause behavioral problems. However, since these were animals and not children, these studies offered no definitive results.
The last of this four part series striking down the myths behind the use of an anesthesia management solutions focuses on time. Many facilities are of the mindset that by having their own, in-house anesthesia team provides them with the most flexible option as it relates to availability and time. However, regional anesthesia management solutions actually have the ability to offer improved flexibility as it relates to anesthesia services.
In today’s world, every company is being asked to take on more responsibilities with the same or, unfortunately, sometimes even less resources. Finding cost efficiencies does not always mean going without something; it sometimes means absorbing the workload in another area. The world of healthcare, and anesthesia, is not immune to this practice.
Our CRNAs and anesthesiologists practice strict infection control to avoid pre and post-operative complications. Our anesthesia care model emphasizes and improves patient safety which increases positive patient outcomes. We send anesthesia providers who are familiar with your facility’s operating procedures.
Anesthesia outsourcing reduces your liability in the OR. Physician intra-operative monitoring is eliminated and anesthesia is the sole responsibility of our anesthetist. As your anesthesia provider, Steel City Anesthesia LLC becomes responsible for any issues that might arise.
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