Episode 85: Teaching and Learning with Tina Tran

In this episode, episode 85, I welcome back Dr. Tina Tran and we discuss how to be successful as a medical student on an anesthesia clerkship, how to be a successful teacher if you are a resident teaching medical students, and how to create a great medical student rotation if you are a clerkship director.

Episode 83: AICDs and Pacemakers with Jared Miller

In this episode, episode 83, I welcome Dr. Jared Miller to the show.  Dr. Miller is finishing his electrophysiology fellowship and we discuss the preoperative management of pacemakers and AICDs.

Outline by Brian Park: AICD Outline



Episode 80: Lessons from the Military with Jonathan Curley

In this episode, episode 80, I welcome Dr. Jonathan Curley to the show.  Jonathan is an anesthesia resident and a veteran of an elite pararescue unit in the United States Air Force.  We talk about some of the lessons that Jonathan learned from his time in the military and from some of the brave soldiers whom he knew who died in service to their country.

Episode 79: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesia with Dheeraj Goswami

In this episode, episode 79, I welcome Dr. Dheeraj Goswami to the show to discuss pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesiology.  We discuss the training required to do these cases, the most common cases and concerns, and how it differs from other forms of anesthesia.

Episode 78: The Obesity Code Book Review

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.

Episode 77: Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade

In this episode, episode 77, I discuss reversal of neuromuscular blockade.  This is a follow up to episode 66 in which I covered neuromuscular blockade.

Outline by Brian Park: NMB Reversal Outline


Miller’s Anesthesia 8th Edition. Reversal (Antagonism) of Neuromuscular Blockade. Murphy GS, de Boer HD, Eriksson LI and Miller RD. Chapter 35, 995-1027.e5.

Appiah-Ankam J, Hunter J.  Pharmacology of neuromuscular blocking drugs.  Cont Educ Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain.  2004;4(1):2-7.

Hristovska AM, Duch P, Allingstrup M, Afshari A. Efficacy and safety of sugammadex versus neostigmine in reversing neuromuscular blockade in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 14;8:CD012763.

Keating GM. Sugammadex: A Review of Neuromuscular Blockade Reversal. Drugs. 2016 Jul;76(10):1041-52.

McLean DJ, Diaz-Gil D, Farhan HN, Ladha KS, Kurth T, Eikermann M. Dose-dependent Association between Intermediate-acting Neuromuscular-blocking Agents and Postoperative Respiratory Complications. Anesthesiology. 2015 Jun;122(6):1201-13.

Schaller S, Fink H.  Sugammadex as a reversal agent for neuromuscular block: an evidence-based review.  Core Evidence.  2013;8:57-67.