Lessons

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

  • “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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  • Alteplase

    Alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, tPA) is a potent intravenous fibrinolytic (“clot buster”) used for everything from acute ischemic strokes…

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  • Verapamil

    Verapamil (Calan/Verelan) is an oral and intravenous non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (CCB) which is more selective for L-type calcium channels…

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