Article Title: Office Based Anesthesia

Office-based anesthesia is a rapidly growing subspecialty within the realm of anesthesia practice. Innovations in medical/surgical procedures, anesthetic agents, and equipment have allowed the growth of office based anesthesia. The standard of care for anesthesia delivery is consistent regardless of the practice setting and research has shown the safety of office-based procedures and anesthesia is as safe as hospital and ambulatory surgical center environments.

The ability to office medical/surgical procedures in the office setting provides benefits such as:

  • Greater convenience for both the patient and provider
  • Cost-effective
  • Increased number of patients you are able to treat in a day
  • Improved scheduling control
  • Consistent nursing personnel

Collaborative Anesthesia Partners is experienced in office-based anesthesia delivery and adheres to current professional society guidelines to support patient-centered, high-quality, and safe anesthesia care. Please refer to links provided to read position statements regarding in-office anesthesia care from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

Collaborative Anesthesia Partners will work with you to ensure your office meets safety/regulatory requirements for anesthesia services to be performed at your location. We will provide your office needed credentialing information for the providers who will be working at your practice. All of our nurse anesthesiologists are board certified and all our clinician staff is certified in emergency response treatment for the patient population they are caring for (ACLS/BLS/PALS).

Proper patient selection for in-office anesthesia services is essential to providing safe care. A recent History and Physical (within 30 days of the procedure) from the patient’s primary care provider is a safety measure Collaborative Anesthesia Partners maintains. The primary care provider has the most comprehensive knowledge on a patient’s current, past, and familial health. Our providers review the History and Physicals of each patient before their planned procedure date, ensuring each patient is safe for in-office anesthesia delivery.

Collaborative Anesthesia Partners appreciates your dedication to your patients and interest in how in-office anesthesia services could be of benefit. Please CONTACT US to set up a consultation to discuss how we can assist you and your office.