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Keys to a Smooth Anesthesia Management Transition

By CCI Anesthesia

A common misperception among hospital or surgery center administrators is that transitioning to a new anesthesia management company is a long, painful process. While some transitions are certainly more difficult than others, the vast majority of transitions to CCI Anesthesia have been extremely smooth. As a comprehensive provider of anesthesia practice management services since 2004,…

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The Case for an All CRNA Practice

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs work together every day to provide anesthesia care to surgical patients as well as pain management services. Each kind of anesthesia provider type plays an important role in the day-to-day management of cases and patient care delivery. Most facilities utilize a strategic mix of anesthesiologists and CRNAs to best cover their unique…

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Tips for Recruiting Anesthesia Providers

By CCI Anesthesia

During the current shortage of anesthesia providers in which we are living, recruitment has quickly become a top priority and important focus of anesthesia departments all over the world. This shortage is largely due to the exodus of anesthesiologists and CRNAs from the baby boomer generation into retirement, but the rising costs of education and…

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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic – Opioid Free Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

Many opioid addicts trace the beginning of their addiction back to a hospital stay when they received opioids as an analgesic modality. With the opioid epidemic ravaging today’s world, it makes sense for anesthesia providers to consider anesthetic alternatives that lead to reduced or eliminated opioid usage. According to Mayo Clinic, as many as two…

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Improving Anesthesia Information Management

By CCI Anesthesia

The delivery of anesthesia care is both an art and science. It takes skill, extreme attention to detail and compassion to provide this specific type of care to patients every day. Since the practice of anesthesia necessitates a hands-on approach, the information management aspect of it that happens behind the scenes is rarely thought of…

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How to Align Anesthesia and Surgical Teams

By CCI Anesthesia

If your anesthesia and surgical teams are disjointed, problems ensue. Ultimately, your bottom line will be negatively impacted, and quality metrics could decline. Finding an anesthesia group that meshes well with your surgical team is critical to the success of any hospital or surgery center. CCI Anesthesia is proficient in aligning anesthesia teams to meet…

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How Anesthesia Can Help Improve Operating Room Turnover Time

By CCI Anesthesia

Your anesthesia department should not be pulling down your operating room turnover rates. Rather, there are many ways your anesthesia providers can help to improve operating room performance. By making improvements in surgical start times and room turnover processes, your facility’s operational and financial efficiencies will also improve. With CCI Anesthesia, you will have a…

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Improving Clinical Excellence in Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

For decades, standards of anesthesia care have advanced rapidly. Considering that it was only in the mid 1970s that the use of ether as an anesthetic ended, it is truly impressive to think about how far the delivery of anesthesia care has come in a short period of time. With this tremendous advancement comes significant…

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How Anesthesia Providers Can Help Improve OR Performance

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesia providers are seldom credited for their important roles in improving operating room performance. At CCI Anesthesia, we know how valuable anesthesia providers are from a dual perspective that looks at both efficiency and patient care. Our providers do more than simply provide high quality anesthesia care—they are trusted teammates who work hard to support…

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Tips for Clinical Anesthesia Leadership

By CCI Anesthesia

Whether you are a new Chief of Anesthesia or have many decades of experience in this unique leadership role, there are always pathways to become better. Since 2004, CCI Anesthesia has been supporting hospitals and surgery centers through innovative leadership and high-quality clinical services. Over the years, our clinical leaders have been able to deploy…

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