This introductory presentation outlines the importance of initiating a successful Acute Pain Service (APS) in order to optimize Patient Satisfaction as well as Clinical & Financial Outcomes. The cornerstone of an APS Program that translates into significant outcome differences is a Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block (CPNB). You will not translate your efforts into improved safety or financial gain by taking the 'easy road', by exponentially increasing patient monitoring or by working in a poorly-organized system. If you continue to ignore the consequences of hanging on to the ineffective, costly and dangerous practice of using IV opioids as your primary analgesic agent, you will continue to hemorrhage money from your facility and deliver inferior patient care. There are other important reasons both for Hospital Administrators and Anesthesiologists 'team up' to improve health care in your community. If you are interested in hearing more about how to change your Anesthesia Department from a cost center to a revenue center and provide cutting-edge patient care in your community, contact Dr Jerry Jones at 731-616-8540 or visit our website at CPNBconsulting.com. "Smart Business. Better Care."