Learning Transesophageal Echocardiography with Google Glass

Today I took part in a study assessing the utility of Google Glass in navigating the 20 standard views of conventional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). TEE is routinely utilized in cardiac cases to evaluate cardiac...

Finished With My First Difficult Airway Rotation

Been almost a month since my last blog post - during that time, I completed my first dedicated month of "difficult airway" training with gynecology cases. I was fortunate to work with our skilled...

Look Back At 2014 – Starting Airway Rotation

I feel like each successive year in my training is more difficult but more rewarding. 2014 was the year I completed my intern training and proceeded to start clinical anesthesia. With six months of...

Anesthesia Knowledge Test – AKT 6

Earlier today I took the anesthesia knowledge test (AKT-6), an exam administered to anesthesia residents who are near completing their sixth month of training. The AKT-6 covers eight major areas: anesthesia, cardiovascular, equipment, neuromuscular, pharmacology, regional...

Protamine and Insulin – Two Dangerous Drugs

With nearly six months of anesthesia under my belt, I have a newfound respect for many of the drugs we administer intraoperatively... especially the potential dangers of insulin and protamine. The threshold for treating hyperglycemia varies...

Finished With Regional Anesthesia As A CA-1

I've officially finished my month as the junior resident on the regional anesthesia service. I'll be revisiting this rotation either as a CA-2 or 3, so this was a great opportunity to lay the...

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Clinical Students

Congratulations - you've made it to the clinical portion of medical school! Now you'll work alongside interns, residents, attendings, pharmacists, social workers, and a myriad of other healthcare workers to provide quality care for...

November – The Month Of Hall Questions

Of the well-reputed question banks in the world of anesthesia, I purchased Hall's Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review on Inkling this afternoon. This eBook consists of both static text (with questions and answers in separate sections)...

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