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

Intraoperative Fluid Management Plans

This topic was actually brought up by a medical student who worked with me last week in the operating room. After seeing a unit...

Setting Up The Operating Room For Anesthesia

Let's review what a complete operating room anesthesia set up entails using the well known "MSMAIDS" mnemonic.MSMAIDS stands for machine, suction, monitors, airway, IV,...

Placing A Peripheral Intravenous (PIV) Catheter

Peripheral intravenous (IV) access is utilized for volume resuscitation, medication administration, blood product transfusion, nutrition, lab draws, and many other reasons. It's...

Ventilation and Intubation

One of the most essential skills of airway management is the ability to bag ventilate a patient. This can be a reassuring sign in...

Difference Between TID, q8h, and PRN Dosing

Let's start with a Wikipedia reference of medical abbreviations. A lot of these terms deal with the frequency of taking medications. Now let's analyze...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.

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