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First Senior Trauma Call

Friday night was my first senior call in the general/trauma operating rooms at Ben Taub General Hospital. The senior anesthesia resident works with the operating room front desk to coordinate add-on cases posted by various specialities,…

Last Shift Of Obstetric Anesthesia As A CA-2!

I'm tired... like really tired. I've been working over two weeks without a true day off. I've got one more call shift beginning this afternoon before I'm officially done with obstetric anesthesia as a CA-2. More importantly - three days…

First Week Of Neuroanesthesia As A CA-2

Coming back to Ben Taub Hospital is like coming home. Awesome cases, wonderful attendings, and having the privilege of working alongside incredible colleagues from all specialities really makes my time here enjoyable. I just finished my…

Beginning Obstetric Anesthesiology

Today marks my first true day of my two month obstetric anesthesia rotation, and what a way to kick it off - weekend call! I'll have roughly 60 days to master the art of neuraxial anesthetics (epidurals, spinals, and combined…

Most Well-Rounded Call Thus Far

I was dreading night call on a Friday (the 13th, never the less) at the trauma hospital. Typically the shift is full of people who were involved in violence or reckless behavior - alcohol causes people to do dumb things. Instead, this call…

Second CA-1 Airway Month

I'm well into this month (a second month dedicated to managing difficult airways) which has been filled with call shifts thus far. I wanted to outline some minor updates since my last post.

“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 was a great preview…