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Last Rotation At Texas Children’s Hospital

The last eight years as a medical student and now as a resident have been filled with timeless memories at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), and as of yesterday morning, I'm now finished with all...

Beginning My Last Month Of Pediatric Anesthesiology

We're all excited about the holiday season at Texas Children's Hospital! The Santa hats... the stockings... the lights and trees... it's awesome! December is also a time when many patients are scrambling meet their...

Finished With Pediatric Anesthesiology As A CA-2

A final second-call shift tomorrow stands between me and completing this three month rotation in pediatric anesthesiology. What an experience its been! The beauty of working at such a large teaching hospital is the variety...

Last In-House Call As A CA-2

I'm finished with my very last in-house call as a CA-2 (PGY-3 resident), and it was a grueling one indeed! The calls on this pediatric anesthesia rotation have progressively become more demanding as everyone...

Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) For Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery

Total intravenous anesthetics (TIVAs) are awesome. For cases involving neurophysiologic monitoring like motor evoked potentials (MEPs), TIVAs become necessary as volatile anesthetics (ie, anesthesia "gases") will alter the monitoring. I wanted to share an...

First Time For Pure Exhaustion

I've always been unorthodox with regards to my sleeping habits. I tend to stay awake post-call to study, complete chores, and pursue hobbies. After staying awake for 36+ hours, I fall asleep that night...

Finished With Month Two Of Pediatric Anesthesia

I finished my clinical duties this month with a long stretch of "q2" call shifts, but I survived! Early Monday morning, I sat in an empty post-anesthesia care unit and reflected on the fact that I'm training...

Finished With Month One Of Pediatric Anesthesia

I'm done with my first of three consecutive months of pediatric anesthesiology as a CA-2 resident. In four weeks, I've come to appreciate the nuances of perioperative care with neonates, infants, and children of...

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