In this episode I interview Dr. Chris Wu, professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine and internationally renowned expert in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways. We discuss the different aspects of ERAS pathways and the evidence for improved outcomes.
The ERAS society website can be found here: http://erassociety.org
Check out this fantastic outline of the episode put together by Brian Park: ERAS outline
In this episode I review two methods for managing arterial blood gasses in hypothermic patients, usually during cardiac surgery–pH Stat and Alpha Stat.
Check out this fantastic episode recap put together by Brian Park from Drexel Medical School: Show recap
In this episode I review the receptors that vasoactive drugs act on. I then review the main vasoactive medications used in the OR and the ICU to treat acute hypotension and the ones used to treat acute hypertension.