Should I Get An Epidural During Labor? Yes!

Epidurals are routinely used to provide analgesia during the labor process. Many women swear by them and will request for an epidural even before they are committed to labor by the obstetrician. Others try to...

Beginning Regional Anesthesia As A CA-2

Today was my first month doing dedicated regional anesthesia as a CA-2, and my goodness, blocks galore! I swear, if I had done zero neuraxial or peripheral nerve blocks coming into this month, I'd...

Busy Day On Acute Pain

What a crazy day - the first epidural I've ever had to abandon, a myriad of acute pain consults, continuous block of the brachial plexus at the axilla, rectus sheath block x 6, post-op TAP...

2016 Anesthesiology In-Training Exam (ITE) Preparation

It's so difficult to buckle down and study for another in-training exam (ITE), but the next one I'll take will be somewhere between February 18 - 22, 2016. With about three months till then, I...

The Evolution Of My Epidural Technique

Prior to my current rotation on the acute pain service, I had three months of obstetric anesthesia - the world of lumbar epidurals for labor analgesia and surgical anesthesia. I experimented with several epidural techniques but...

Dual Fellowship Training – Critical Care and Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

It's fairly rare for anesthesia residents to pursue a dual fellowship, but for those who do, the combination of critical care and adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology is common. After being asked by family members and friends...

Halfway Done With First Acute Pain Rotation

What a beautiful day in Houston! I'm halfway done with my first acute pain rotation and really enjoying my time back at the #1 cancer hospital in the country - MD Anderson Cancer Center....

Fellowship Applications Begin – Critical Care Anesthesiology

The San Francisco Match (SF Match) opened up for critical care anesthesiology earlier this week ($50 fee), so I've scrambled nonstop to finish my applications ASAP. Compared to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and...

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