Ambulatory Anesthesia

Ambulatory anesthesia is used for surgical procedures where the patient does not need to stay overnight in the hospital. The same anesthetics that are used in the operating room setting are used in the ambulatory setting, including general, regional and local anesthetics. Sedation anesthetics are also given in the ambulatory setting. Appropriate procedures for ambulatory surgery are those associated with postoperative care that is easily managed at home, and with low rates of postoperative complications that require intensive physician or nursing management. Lists of ambulatory procedures quickly become outdated simply because they exclude certain procedures which in a short time may become routine in ambulatory settings. Length of surgery is not a criterion for ambulatory procedures because there is little relationship between length of anesthesia and recovery.


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