I really am. For the last 3 weeks, I’ve locked myself away in a room studying. Not just “studying”… but STUDYING… like 9-hour days studying. Yes, it’s possible. Fear took over and pushed me into super nerd mode. For you cats who are about to tackle this big ol nasty ABA Anesthesiology Written board exam,
My 1st true difficult airway…. something I hope to never see again, but who am I kidding? It’s my job to be an airway expert… therefore, that only means I will be challenging my skills and will someday encounter that dreaded unintubateable airway. The patient was a friendly, easy-going gal who was an anesthesiologist’s nightmare.
One of my least favorite patient populations: doctors. This group knows just enough to be dangerous: they remember what they’ve learned in medical school…but they don’t know enough of the information that doesn’t encompass their specialty. We had a patient, who was a physician and her husband was also a physician. When it came time
People who have witnessed and/or survived crazy forces of Mother Nature often state that there’s a “calm before the storm”. I have experienced this with tornados growing up in west Texas. But on OB? Yep. The OB anesthesia team was enjoying the fruits of the night team’s labor. All epidurals were in…. most of the
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
Spain: what an awesome trip!! Barcelona, Seville, Madrid. I can’t say enough. This little blurb only touches on the schedule of the trip. After 870 or so pics… you see for yourself! You gotta log into Flickr to see them…b/c they’re privatized. 🙂 My Flickr Photos Here’s the schedule: – 2/19 (fri): Left Boston at
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
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