Non-Operating Room Anesthesia

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Non-Operating Room Anesthesia: Patient Safety, Scheduling, Efficiency and Effective Leadership

 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) is a practice becoming increasingly established within the broader field of ambulatory care anesthesia. Performing cases outside the traditional hospital based operating room setting. Anesthesiologists are increasingly participating to provide anesthesia care to patients undergoing procedures outside of the traditional main operating room setting(…)

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This list of articles is the compilation of contributions by several members of the SAMBA Education Committee. The purpose is to provide to the SAMBA membership a contemporary reference list covering many important topics in Ambulatory Anesthesia.

Ten-year experience with standardized non-operating room anesthesia with Sevoflurane for MRI in children affected by neuropsychiatric disorders.

Mongodi S, Ottonello G, Viggiano R, Borrelli P, Orcesi S, Pichiecchio A, Balottin U, Mojoli F, Iotti GA.

BMC Anesthesiol. 2019 Dec 18;19(1):235.

Office-Based Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review and 2019 Update.

Osman BM, Shapiro FE.

Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Jun;37(2):317-331.

Advancing the Safe Delivery of Office-Based Dental Anesthesia and Sedation: A Comprehensive and Critical Compendium.

Saxen MA, Tom JW, Mason KP.

Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Jun;37(2):333-348.

Office-based anesthesia: an update on safety and outcomes (2017-2019).

Seligson E, Beutler SS, Urman RD.

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Dec;32(6):756-761.

Patient Safety and Anesthesia Considerations for Office-Based Otolaryngology Procedures.

Schmalbach CE.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Jun;52(3):379-390.

Office-Based Sedation/General Anesthesia for COPD Patients, Part II.

Chino K, Ganzberg S, Mendoza K.

Anesth Prog. 2019 Spring;66(1):44-51.

Safety in office-based anesthesia: an updated review of the literature from 2016 to 2019.

de Lima A, Osman BM, Shapiro FE.

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019 Dec;32(6):749-755.

Anesthesia for Ambulatory and Office-Based Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery.

Rodriguez LV.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;52(6):1157-1167.

AAOMS Response to Recent Challenges to OMS Office-Based Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients.

Indresano AT, Nannini VL, Tiner BD, Johnson JD Jr, Ferguson BL, Shafer D, Schwartz PJ, Clark RS, Morrison JD, Crago CA, Egbert MA.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Dec;77(12):2372-2376.

Preoperative Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Ambulatory Anesthesia Patient: A Survey of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Providers.

Goldberg JM, Johnson MP, Safian MJ.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Jun;77(6):1135-1142.

A Review of Current Literature of Interest to the Office-Based Anesthesiologist.

Saxen MA.

Anesth Prog. 2019 Spring;66(1):52-54.

Nonoperating Room Anesthesia: Anesthesia in the Gastrointestinal Suite.

Bhavani SS, Abdelmalak B.

Anesthesiol Clin. 2019 Jun;37(2):301-316.

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA is a professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He has served in the Department of General Anesthesiology as a Staff Anesthesiologist since 2001. Currently he leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery as a NORA service and is the Director of the Center for Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation. He frequently performs the Therapeutic Whole Lung Lavage procedure to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis patients.

Dr. Abdelmalak is board-certified in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Critical Care medicine. His many clinical interests include anesthesia for ENT and bronchoscopic surgery, difficult airway management.

He served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as its president in 2015 and currently serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Vice-chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and its president

At the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) he served in many roles and capacities; as a member of the committees on the Annual meeting, NORA, and Finance, and chair of the Development committee for the past 7 years leading SAMBA’s relationships with corporate sponsors, and pharmaceutical and industrial supporters. He then served on the Board of Directors, as a director, Vice President, President –elect, and now as its President.

He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative glycemic management, and he has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating this and other topics.

He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers’ Research Council of America and Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored many scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited two textbooks titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery and Clinical Airway Management; An Illustrated Case Based Approach by Cambridge University Press.  He continues to be heavily involved with the education and training of medical students and residents and recently received the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University.