Committees  |   September 2019
Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA): Humbug If NOT Careful
Author Affiliations
  • Lovkesh Arora, M.B.B.S., M.D
    Committee on Young Physicians
    Committee on Residents & Medical Students
  • Lisa E. Weiss, M.D
    Committee on Young Physicians
    Committee on Residents & Medical Students
  • Milly Rambhia, M.D
    Committee on Young Physicians
  • Kristina Goff, M.D
    Committee on Young Physicians
  • Ashish K. Khanna, M.D.,FCCP, FCCM
    Committee on Young Physicians
    Committee on Residents & Medical Students
Article Information
Critical Care / Committees
Committees   |   September 2019
Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA): Humbug If NOT Careful
ASA Monitor 9 2019, Vol.83, 66-68.
ASA Monitor 9 2019, Vol.83, 66-68.
Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) refers to a diverse range of anesthesia care that is administered at locations outside or away from the traditional operating room. Typically, these locations include (but are not limited to) endoscopy suites, interventional cardiology labs, interventional or other radiology locations, pain procedure sites, intensive care units and dental offices. “As NORA cases continue to evolve, these procedures comprise a larger share of anesthesia practice than ever before.” There are many reasons for this growth: new technologies have increased the amount of procedures available and also expanded the indications for less invasive procedures. Aging populations have increased comorbidities that make them poor surgical candidates and the economics of the current health care environment look to increase value by decreasing costs.1 
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