It seems like in today’s day and age, emergencies are occurring everywhere. From hurricanes to shooters to earthquakes and fires… I think it’s always important to know what to do. Here are some fabulous checklists I’ve found for getting through those emergencies. These are not substitutions for knowledge and training. Clinical judgement warranted. Emergency Manual
These aren’t my own thought, however, I can easily agree with the list below. One of the things that was left off this list was pediatric hearts. I had the chance to do a one month pediatric cardiac anesthesia rotation at a very busy Children’s hospital and it was definitely an eye opening experience. Teeny
Anesthesia is a pretty social field in medicine. Even though you can be stuck in a room with no windows for hours on end, one can typically have good conversation with the people in the room (nurses, scrub techs, surgeons, assists, reps, etc.). Typically, it’s a jovial atmosphere. Well, while checking-in with our schedule runner
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.