Lessons

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

  • Propofol

    Propofol (Diprivan) is perhaps the most well known intravenous hypnotic used in perioperative and intensive care medicine. This “milk of…

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  • Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitor

    The bispectral index (BIS) monitor is a noninvasive derivative of the electroencephalogram (EEG) used to assess the depth of anesthesia…

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  • Heparin

    Heparin is a naturally occurring, negatively charged carbohydrate consisting of molecules with different lengths (unfractionated). It potentiates the activity of…

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  • The Lethal Triad In Trauma

    The lethal triad in trauma – acidosis, hypothermia, and coagulopathy – defines much of what I do in the ICU…

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  • Atropine

    Atropine is an anticholinergic (specifically an antimuscarinic) that works by inhibiting the parasympathetic nervous system.┬áIt can be administered IV, IM,…

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