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
A piece I’d like to submit for: CNN Money 24 hours With….an anesthesiologist About Kris: I grew up in a small west Texas town called Abilene, TX. My mom was a standard tiger mom in that she encouraged me to pursue multiple activities while nudging me to do my best. After drama lessons, tennis lessons, basketball, volleyball,
As people get older, there’s a tendency for their valves to become calcified. The calcifications cause narrowing of the main valve for blood flow out of the heart to the rest of the body. We took care of a patient the other day that had a very, very stenotic aortic valve. The transthoracic echo stated
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.
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