“Fall Back” 2014

Halloween 2014 was another holiday spent working, but it also marked the end of another month of residency. I placed my first peripheral nerve block (infraclavicular block of the brachial plexus) Friday afternoon! This...

Finished With My CA-1 Reading Week

As CA-1s, we each get a dedicated "reading week" assigned randomly throughout the calendar year, and mine happens to end today. While I was required to attend all conferences and lectures, this was the...

Being The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Resident

Last week, I was the resident in charge of overseeing the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). Every morning, I checked the stat room to make sure it was set up for an emergent case and performed an inventory...

Labor Day Weekend 2014 – NFL Fantasy Football

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day! I'm off to an early start this morning trying to get some studying in before my swing shift (12pm - 8pm) today. Early parts of swing shifts...

Studying Anesthesiology

I'm two months into my CA-1 year and only just beginning to learn how to study clinical anesthesiology. In other words, the last two months have been filled with rapid fire knowledge and on-the-spot...

Baylor College of Medicine – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

So proud of my alma mater's response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Congrats to all the participants for continuing to raise awareness for this great cause! https://youtu.be/KVct5WuihOM?list=UULMEy29-dHF9dVCZ_ekOR1A

First Experience In Pre-Op Screening Clinic

I'm eating breakfast and reviewing good 'ol pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics before my call shift this afternoon, but I wanted to drop a quick blurb about the four days I spent in anesthesia pre-op screening...

Clinical Fluctuations in the Unconscious

Medical trainees are taught how to listen to patients' chief complaints and decide how to pursue a diagnostic work-up. Atypical chest pain, acute appendicitis, kidney stones, and a myriad of other diagnoses all have particular "classic...

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