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Halfway Done With Regional Anesthesia

I'm a little over halfway done with my regional anesthesia rotation and have accrued more neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks than I could have ever imagined. There's something incredibly gratifying about doing blocks one day, and seeing…

Critical Care – A Time To Give, A Time To Take

One of the mantras my attending emphasizes with regards to critical care deals with the timing of our interventions. In critical care, there's "a time to give and a time to take." So what does this mean? Well let's address a common…

First Week of Pulm Critical Care

What a crazy first week! I felt like I was constantly writing notes, seeing a new consult, in conference, or walking between places in the hospital. I tried picking up tidbits of critical care knowledge along the way, but most of the time…

Beginning Pulmonary Critical Care

Well it's time to start my sixth month of residency - pulmonary critical care (PCCS)! I enjoyed spending some time with my parents over Thanksgiving break and had a chance to wrap up a presentation for the first morning report of the month…

Finished With Cardiology

It's a cold Wednesday night, and I'm sipping on some hot chocolate while watching the Rockets' basketball game. The last month was a joy - having the opportunity to work with a co-anesthesia-intern to work up a slew of consults like…

First Half of Cardiology

Even though it's the 18th of the month, I'm almost finished with my clinical duties on cardiology because I'll be on my night shifts at the end of this week and have Thanksgiving vacation in the latter part of next week. That being said,…

Finished With Heme/Onc!

I have one more day call tomorrow, and I'll be done with my elective on the hematology/oncology service. Its been a great month working with my colleagues on other consult services to coordinate patient care. The topic of Obamacare has…