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February, 2015

  • 22 February

    Who Do We Save?

    ER shock room

    Trauma anesthesia is a whole different game – you never know what could roll through the door at a moment’s notice. Some patients are innocent victims of car accidents, crossfire, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Others were injured while engaging in criminal activity. As ...

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  • 22 February

    Onto CA-1 Cardiac Anesthesia!


    As a first year anesthesia resident, I’ve already done roughly 10 cases requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (all of which had Swan-Ganz catheters too), but now I’m officially starting my dedicated “cardiovascular” (CV) week.

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  • 20 February

    Night Before CA-1 In-Training Exam (ITE)

    ITE - you're going down!

    I’m less than 10 hours from taking my yearly anesthesiology in-training exam (ITE).

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  • 10 February

    Learning Transesophageal Echocardiography with Google Glass


    Today I took part in a study assessing the utility of Google Glass in navigating the 20 standard views of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). TEE is routinely utilized in cardiac cases to evaluate cardiac function, signs of ischemia, life-threatening conditions, and intraoperative changes; however, mastering the technical skill of performing ...

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January, 2015

  • 31 January

    Finished With My First Difficult Airway Rotation


    Been almost a month since my last blog post – during that time, I completed my first dedicated month of “difficult airway” training with gynecology cases. I was fortunate to work with our skilled faculty (some of whom hold/held premiere positions of leadership in the Society of Airway Management) and ...

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  • 2 January

    Look Back At 2014 – Starting Airway Rotation


    I feel like each successive year in my training is more difficult but more rewarding. 2014 was the year I completed my intern training and proceeded to start clinical anesthesia. With six months of anesthesiology under my belt, I’ve transitioned from the timid novice to a more experienced CA-1 capable ...

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December, 2014

  • 27 December

    Happy Holidays 2014 – Nexus 6 and iPads!


    While my family doesn’t officially celebrate Christmas, it was nice to surprise my younger brother and mom with an iPad Mini and iPad Air, respectively, for the holidays! As for me, the Nexus 6 has become my new toy.

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