In this 138th episode I welcome Drs. Segna and Rayaz back to the show to discuss lower extremity nerve blocks. We cover the ankle block and sciatic nerve block approaches today and will cover the anterior leg in a later episode.
In this 127th episode I welcome Drs. Segna and Rayaz to the show to discuss upper extremity nerve blocks. We discuss how they’re done, what they’re done for, and some high yield board style questions that may come up based on them.
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In this 108th episode I welcome Dr. Mike Grant and Dr. Mark Bicket to the show to discuss various non-opioid adjuncts such as esmolol, ketamine, dexmedetomidine, lidocaine, and magnesium, and the role they may play in multimodal anesthesia. In this episode, part 1, we discuss pre and post-op use. Intraop use will be discussed in episode 109.
In this episode, episode 74, I welcome Dr. Chad Brummett to the show. Chad is the co-director of the Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) in Michigan and leads some fantastic and extremely effective initiatives to combat the opioid crisis. His website has more details and materials for anyone interested in starting similar initiatives elsewhere. Check it out at Michigan-open.org.
In this episode, episode 61, I welcome Dr. Shravani Durbhakula, one of our chronic pain doctors, to the show. We discuss the opioid crisis in American from the perspective of a chronic pain physician including what it is, how it came about, how it impacts our patients, and what we can do about it.