In this episode, episode 40, I go over the basics of Vent modes and settings in the operating room and how they differ from the ICU. I also discuss a few common special cases and how to adjust the vent to deal with them.
In this episode, episode 39, I interview Dr. Steve Frank, Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Medical Director of Blood Management for Johns Hopkins Health System and Chief of Adult Anesthesiology about anesthesia for liver transplants.
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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 36, I welcome Dr. Deb Schwengel, one of our pediatric anesthesiologists and our residency program director, to the show to discuss the differences in anatomy and physiology in pediatric versus adult patients.
In this episode, number 35, I welcome Dr. David Feller-Kopman to the show. Dr. Feller-Kopman is an associate professor of medicine and Otolaryngology and the director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology here at Johns Hopkins. I interview him about pleural effusions including what they are, where they come from, how to categorize them, how to treat them and how to deal with them if they recur.
The NEJM article on the use of TPA and DNAse is here: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1012740#t=abstract
In this episode, episode 34, I welcome Dr. Tina Tran and Dr. Steve Beaudry to the show to give you two run throughs of an oral board stem. First Dr. Tran demonstrates some common errors and then Dr. Beaudry demonstrates an example of the “right way” to do it. We then mention some learning points from the stem itself, a pregnant woman at term with HOCM.
In this episode, episode 33, I welcome cardiac anesthesiologist Dr. Rosanne (Rosie) Sheinberg to the show to discuss ECMO. We go through a comprehensive overview of what ECMO is, how it is used, how it is managed, the complications that can be seen and how to manage them and how to wean it off.
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.
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.