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Last In-House Call As A CA-2

I’m finished with my very last in-house call as a CA-2 (PGY-3 resident), and it was a grueling one indeed! The calls on this pediatric anesthesia rotation have progressively become more demanding as everyone is out on summer break wanting to get their elective surgeries done early.

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Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) For Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery

Total intravenous anesthetics (TIVAs) are awesome. For cases involving neurophysiologic monitoring like motor evoked potentials (MEPs), TIVAs become necessary as volatile anesthetics (ie, anesthesia “gases”) will alter the monitoring. I wanted to share an anesthetic recipe of sorts which has worked great for several idiopathic scoliosis repairs I’ve done on …

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