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Pre-Op Screen: Intraoperative Fluid Management Plans

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This topic was actually brought up by a medical student who worked with me last week in the operating room. After seeing a unit of packed red blood cells hanging alongside a liter of normal saline on the IV pole, he asked how anesthesiologists know how much fluid to give to a patient. We went over how to create a ... More »

27th Birthday

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These annual birthday posts are such a nice way for me to reflect on how far I’ve come as a medical professional; however, today I’ll spend my 27th birthday in the operating room doing some pretty complex cases. And it’s raining. And I’m tired. Boo. More »

Being The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Resident

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Last week, I was the resident in charge of overseeing the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). Every morning, I checked the stat room to make sure it was set up for an emergent case and performed an inventory on our airway boxes for stat intubations around the hospital. Then I proceed to the pre-op area to help my colleagues prepare for their first cases ... More »

Labor Day Weekend 2014 – NFL Fantasy Football

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day! I’m off to an early start this morning trying to get some studying in before my swing shift (12pm – 8pm) today. Early parts of swing shifts consist of breaking out my colleagues from their respective operating rooms, so they can grab lunch. Later on, I’ll be helping the call team prep the ... More »