Walk the line

OB Anesthesia can offer a wide entertainment of cases and patients. For example, there are the uncomplicated “moms” who deliver smoothly without complication. There’s the “drug” mom who requests everything under the sun to be comfortable…. or the literal “druggy” mom who is able to tell you where they have the best IV access. Let’s

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Call Gods

I’m always amazed by the random behavior of calls — some are crazy busy, while others are extremely quiet.  Tonight, is an extremely quiet call for the main OR call team… but insanely busy for the acute pain service.  I have a feeling that the pager is going to go off a couple hundred more

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What’s in a consult?

I happily went into anesthesia for the acute patient care, procedures, pharmacological/physiological immediate impact of my decision-making…. and no clinic visits. Today, I’m covering the acute pain service on call.  My pager just went off for a consult.  A patient who is about 3 weeks out from an abdominal procedure.  This patient has been on

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