Lessons

A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

  • Cyanokit

    Cyanokit (hydroxocobalamin, a form of vitamin B12) is an injectable therapy most often used to treat cyanide toxicity. This medication…

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  • Cefepime

    Cefepime (Maxipime) is a powerful, broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotic commonly used in the inpatient and intensive care unit (ICU) settings to…

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  • “Low Flow” Desflurane Anesthesia

    Whenever I’m administering a general anesthetic utilizing inhalational agents with the intention of extubating my patient at the end of…

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  • Phentolamine

    Phentolamine (Regitine) is a reversible α1 and α2 blocker used primarily for its vasodilatory effects. When used to control hypertension,…

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  • Sodium Nitroprusside

    Sodium nitroprusside (SNP, Nipride/Nitropress) is a short-acting, intravenous antihypertensive that directly acts on venous AND arteriolar smooth muscle to cause…

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