Office-based anesthesia: Anesthetic techniques, drug selection, and discharge criteria

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Office-based anesthesia inherently possesses a number of unique challenges. Providing an effective anesthetic in this venue requires the use of fast-acting anesthetic agents with a high safety profile and minimal recovery time. Regardless of the anesthetic technique or specific agents selected, considerations for patient safety, rapid emergence, and prompt discharge are always of paramount importance. Additionally the anesthesiologist must consider issues such as postoperative pain and nausea and vomiting. In this article, anesthetic considerations and technical requirements to accomplish these objectives are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Anesthetic agents
  • Anesthetic techniques
  • Discharge requirements
  • Office-based anesthesia
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting


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