Pharmacology

  • Ketorolac

    Ketorolac (Toradol) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) I use as an analgesic adjunct in the OR and ICU. In…

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  • ClearFast

    The “NPO guidelines” (ie, 8 hours for full meals, 6 hours for light meals, 2 hours for clear liquids) have…

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  • Ondansetron

    Ondansetron (Zofran) is a common oral and IV medication I use for post-operative nausea/vomiting prophylaxis. It works by antagonizing serotonergic…

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  • Amiodarone

    Amiodarone (Pacerone) is an antiarrhythmic which works by prolonging the myocardium’s refractory period through potassium channel, sodium channel, calcium channel,…

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  • Labetalol

    Labetalol (Trandate) is one of my favorite anti-hypertensive medications in the perioperative and ICU settings! It’s a “mixed” beta blocker…

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