Baylor College of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency Minimums And Favorites

I previously blogged about the “minimums” anesthesiology residents must meet, and thanks to my training at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), I easily achieved multiples of the requirements. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve so many incredible patients over the years!

Here’s an incomplete list of procedures I did during anesthesiology residency (in no particular order):

  • Lines: peripheral IV, arterial line (radial, ulnar, brachial, axillary, dorsalis pedis), central line (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral), pulmonary artery catheterization
  • Upper extremity nerve blocks: interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary, wrist/digital blocks
  • Lower extremity nerve blocks: femoral, adductor canal, infragluteal sciatic, popliteal, ankle blocks
  • Abdominal blocks: TAP (subcostal, four quadrant), quadratus lumborum, rectus sheath
  • Other blocks: PECS I/II, stellate ganglion
  • Pain procedures: sacroiliac injection, epidural steroid injection, facet joint injections
  • Neuraxial: epidural, spinal, combined spinal-epidural (CSE), caudal
  • Direct laryngoscopy: Macintosh, Miller
  • Indirect laryngoscopy: WuScope, McGrath, C-MAC, Glidescope, IntuBrite, Lightwand, Shikani optical stylet
  • Fiberoptic: awake/asleep intubations via the oral and nasal routes
  • Lung isolation: bronchial blocker, double lumen tube, Univent
  • Laryngeal mask airways (LMAs): iGel, Fastrach intubating LMA, Supreme, classic
  • Airway catheters: Aintree, Cook
  • Cardiac/ICU: lumbar spinal drain, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

And now a list of my favorites/records in residency:

  • Favorite IV meds: ketamine, propofol (duh!), sufentanil, hydromorphone, dexmedetomidine
  • Favorite brand names: Zemuron (rocuronium) and Sublimaze (fentanyl)
  • Favorite vasopressor: vasopressin
  • Favorite local anesthetic: ropivacaine
  • Favorite crystalloid: Plasmalyte
  • Favorite procedures: TEE, central line, and epidurals
  • Favorite airway device: McGrath MAC video laryngoscope
  • Favorite types of cases: cardiac and penetrating trauma
  • Most respected meds: protamine and insulin
  • Most blood transfused: 93 units pRBCs in a single case (not counting platelets, FFP, or cryoprecipitate)
  • Lowest ABG pH: 6.88
  • Largest ABG base deficit: 28
  • Lowest blood glucose: 23 mg/dL

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