In this episode, episode 86, I welcome Dr. Bob Sikorski back to the show to discuss thromboelastography (TEG) and thromboelastometry (ROTEM). We discuss how they work, what they tell us and how we can use them.
In this episode, Episode 69, I welcome Dr. Bob Sikorski, director of trauma anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins, to the show to discuss a general overview of trauma anesthesia. We discuss prehospital, ER and OR management and key things to keep in mind when caring for trauma patients.
References: Trauma references list
In this episode, episode 37, I go over crises that can happen in the OR, when to suspect them, and what to do about them. I draw from two excellent sets of OR crisis checklists that are available for free. The Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group’s lists and the Ariadne Labs/Brigham/Harvard School of Public Health lists.
The Stanford checklists can be downloaded for free here: http://emergencymanual.stanford.edu
The Harvard checklists can be downloaded for free here: http://www.projectcheck.org/crisis-checklist-download.html
In this episode, episode 31, I welcome one of our amazing chief residents to the show, Dr. Stephen Freiberg. Stephen has taken an interest in massive transfusion and he goes over the highlights of when to do it, how to do it, what complications you see from it and how to manage those complications.
In this episode, episode 29, I welcome to the show Dr. Glenn Whitman. Dr. Whitman is a cardiac surgeon and intensivist and runs the cardiac surgical ICU here at Johns Hopkins. I interview Dr. Whitman about PA catheters. We discuss when to place them, when not to place them, how to use them and when to take them out.
In this episode I discuss the use of IV fluids for perioperative use including how to decide when to give fluid, the downsides of over resuscitation, whether to use crystalloid or colloid, and whether to use saline or a balanced salt solution such as LR.
Slides to go along with this episode are here: IV Fluids slides