In this episode, episode 78, I do something a little different as I review the fantastically interesting book, “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the secrets of weight loss”, by Dr. Jason Fung. Full disclosure, there’s no real relationship to anesthesia and critical care, just some really interesting insights into the obesity epidemic and what can be done about it.
In this episode, episode 73, I welcome Darrell Ranum, an attorney and malpractice insurance executive, to the show to discuss his article on Anesthesia related liability claims. We discuss why people sue anesthesia providers and how to reduce the risk of being sued.
The article is: Ranum D, Beverly A, Shapiro FE and Urman RD. Leading Causes of Anesthesia-Related Liability Claims in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. J Patient Saf 2017. E-published ahead of print.
In this mini episode I thank Shirley Li, an Anesthesia Assistant student in Texas, for teaching me a bit about the career path of an Anesthesia Assistant and I share some of what she shared with me for any who are interested.
In this episode, episode 68, I welcome our chief CRNA, Andy Benson, to the show to discuss his career path and how we can all work together to provide the best patient care possible.
In this episode, episode 67, I welcome Dr. Pam Johnson to the show. Dr. Johnson is a radiologist here at Hopkins who has taken an interest in high value care initiatives. She and I discuss what this means and how people can get involved in reducing unnecessary testing and improving the quality of the care we deliver to patients.
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High value care in the SICU: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480416000627?via%3Dihub
Reducing unnecessary blood transfusions: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2663855
Choosing Wisely website: http://www.choosingwisely.org/
High Value Care Conference call for abstracts: Call for abstracts
In this episode, episode 65 and the last of 2017, I give my tips and tricks for being as efficient as possible with your time management so that you can maximize your success with your work and your life in general. Have a wonderful holiday and start to the new year!
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In this episode, episode 49, I welcome Dr. Peter Pronovost to the show to discuss the high reliability movement and how it relates to healthcare. Dr. Pronovost is one of the world’s foremost experts on patient safety and we discuss how a hospital can be as reliably safe as an aircraft carrier and how best to approach an angry patient in the ICU.
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This episode is not about the practice of anesthesia or critical care. I wanted to take a few minutes to share my feelings on the recent, abhorrent, un-American executive order known as the Muslim Ban. This isn’t about political party, it’s about decency and humanity. I urge you to make your voice heard to your representatives, in social media, or wherever you think it will make a difference. Thanks for listening and for all you do out there every day.