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
What is an epidural? American Pregnancy Association: Epidural Anesthesia N Engl J Med 2010;362:1503-10. Epidural analgesia for labor and delivery. What is a “walking” epidural? Brigham and Women’s Anesthesiology 2 2000, Vol.92, 387. Walking with Labor Epidural Analgesia: The Impact of Bupivacaine Concentration and a Lidocaine–Epinephrine Test Dose. MJAFI, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2007. Walking Epidural :
Today, I’m on call covering OB. MGH: OB anesthesia Q&A for patients BWH: OB anesthesia Q&A for patients IARS 2010: OB anesthesia in the 21st century IARS 2011: OB anesthesia update A&A 2013: A Randomized Controlled Comparison of Epidural Analgesia and Combined Spinal-Epidural Analgesia in a Private Practice Setting: Pain Scores During First and Second
As posted on Steve Weatherford‘s instagram. What a fun couple!
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