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Three Months Of Residency Left!

I'm writing this post on my last true "long call shift" of residency! 12 hours in, and its been a "thrown into the fire" kind of call shift back at the heart institute. It's fast paced and the patients are very high acuity. Just how I like…

Onto VA Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

As a PGY-4, I have two months on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service at Texas Heart Institute (THI) and just finished my first on a memorable note. I was on call yesterday and had the privilege of working alongside an incredible clinical…

Last Day Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia As A CA-2

Tomorrow will be my last day (hooray for leap years) on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service as a CA-2 resident. The last two months have only reaffirmed my love for this particular field within anesthesiology. So much of the operative…

First Week Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

I'm done with just over a week of this rotation, and my goodness, things are finally starting to come together. Having never rotated through these operating rooms as a resident, everything was different! Using a Miller 2 laryngoscope by…

EPIC ICU Template

Here's the EPIC EMR template I made for rounding in the VAD/transplant ICU. The formatting is off (bold, centered, etc), but the shortlinks are still there for the problem list, problem list, recent vitals, VAD data, ins/outs, recent labs,…