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Intraosseous (IO) Access

Intraosseous (IO) access is a quick, relatively inexpensive, and simple route for obtaining “central” access in trauma and resuscitation settings when peripheral access is...

The Lethal Triad In Trauma

The lethal triad in trauma - acidosis, hypothermia, and coagulopathy - defines much of what I do in the ICU and cardiothoracic ORs. It’s...

Blakemore Tube

Blakemore tubes (and their analogues like Minnesota tubes) are rarely used in the modern day of endoscopy but can still have a role in...

ATLS – Airway And Shock

Prevention of hypoxemia requires a protected, unobstructed airway and adequate ventilation which takes priority over managing all other conditions.How do you know the...

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Training

As of yesterday, I'm officially certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for the next four years! This two day course was required and...


I'm a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow and double board certified intensivist and anesthesiologist at Harvard looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.