PGY-5 (Critical Care)

My experiences as a clinical fellow in critical care

ATLS – Airway And Shock

Prevention of hypoxemia requires a protected, unobstructed airway and adequate ventilation which takes priority over managing all other conditions.How do you know the...

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Training

As of yesterday, I'm officially certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for the next four years! This two day course was required and...

Procalcitonin Inflammatory Biomarker

Procalcitonin (PCT) is a 116 amino acid peptide precursor to calcitonin, a hormone involved in calcium homeostasis. PCT increases significantly in the context of...

IVC Measurements Using Echocardiography

The subcostal view on transthoracic echocardiography can be used to examine the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large valveless vein which returns blood from...

Finished First Rotation In Thoracic ICU

Our thoracic ICU rotation is perhaps the most difficult rotation we have as anesthesia critical care fellows. For two weeks, we're q2 call (meaning...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.

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