Lessons

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

  • Etomidate

    Etomidate (Amidate) is an intravenous hypnotic agent most commonly used as an induction agent for general anesthesia. Similar to propofol,…

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  • Lactated Ringer’s

    Lactated Ringer’s (LR) is a balanced crystalloid solution created by Dr. Sydney Ringer in the 1880s using ex-vivo frog hearts.…

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  • Esmolol

    Esmolol (Brevibloc) is a short acting, beta-1 selective blocker metabolized by non-specific red blood cell (RBC) plasma esterases via hydrolysis.…

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  • Ketamine

    Ketamine (Ketalar) is my FAVORITE medication in perioperative and critical care medicine! It’s a unique dissociative amnestic, an almost complete anesthetic…

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  • Glucagon

    Glucagon (GlucaGen) is a secretin-type peptide hormone made in the pancreas responsible for catabolism primarily to produce glucose via glycogenolysis…

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