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Intraoperative Fluid Management Plans

This topic was actually brought up by a medical student who worked with me last week in the operating room. After seeing a unit of packed red blood cells hanging alongside a liter of normal saline on the IV pole, he asked how anesthesiologists know how much fluid to give …

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Placing A Peripheral Intravenous (PIV) Catheter

Peripheral intravenous (IV) access is utilized for volume resuscitation, medication administration, blood product transfusion, nutrition, lab draws, and many other reasons. It’s a skill which anesthesiologists perfect through experience but often poses a challenge to new trainees. Let’s discuss the basic set up and some tips.

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