Substance Abuse issues among Anesthesiology Residents

Substance Abuse issues among Anesthesiology Residents. It’s well established in the medical community that substance abuse issues among Anesthesia providers ranks very highly when compared to peers in other medical specialties. Please read the following review for a current in-depth review. Substance Use Disorder Among Anesthesiology Residents: Risks and Outcomes AnesthesiologyAugust 13, 2015 Abstract Background:… [more]

How Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Changing Blood in Medicine

How Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Changing Blood in Medicine The New YorkerAugust 12, 2015 Credit Illustration by Rebekka Dunlap This is the first in a three-part series, “Medicine Without Blood,” about the ways that Jehovah’s Witnesses have changed how doctors think about blood transfusion. In the Book of Acts, the apostle Paul urges congregants to abstain… [more]

Magnetic Device To Control GERD

Magnetic Device Achieves Persistent Control of GERD at Five Years A review of an innovative technology that could prove beneficial in the fight against GERD. Magnetic Device Achieves Persistent Control of GERD at Five Years by Ted Bosworth Washington—Five years after surgical placement, a magnetic device to augment the lower esophageal sphincter continues to provide… [more]

Low-Cost Screening Process for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Low-Cost Screening Process for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Many of our online PALS online BLS and online ACLS providers work in ORs and as obstructive sleep apnea becomes more and more prevalent we must look at new and improved screening tools that are also cost-effective   Measuring the oxygen desaturation index (ODI) with overnight pulse oximetry… [more]

General Anesthesia in Peds Brain Development and IQ Scores

General Anesthesia in Peds May Affect Brain Development and IQ Scores The latest instalment ion a topic that is very near and dear to many of our online ACLS online PALS and online BLS providers. Please review this latest opinion General Anesthesia in Peds May Affect Brain Development and IQ Scores General anesthesia may cause… [more]

Overview of the acute management of tachyarrhythmias

Overview of the acute management of tachyarrhythmias Overview of the acute management of tachyarrhythmias All topics are updated as new evidence becomes available and our peer review process is complete. Literature review current through: Aug 2015. | This topic last updated: Jan 14, 2014. INTRODUCTION — Tachyarrhythmias, defined as abnormal heart rhythms with a ventricular rate of… [more]

Nerve Injury After Peripheral Nerve Block

Nerve Injury After Peripheral Nerve Block. A number of our online ACLS online PALS and online BLS providers are anesthesia providers who provide a number of nerve blocks for surgical procedures. The following article provides a nice concise and complete summation of Nerve Injury After Peripheral Nerve Block.   Nerve Injury After Peripheral Nerve Block: Best Practices… [more]

Cost Effective Robotic Surgery

Cost Effective Robotic Surgery the debate on how to reconcile robot surgery outcomes and costs rages on. Please consider this latest entry!   Doing the Math: In Search of Cost-Effective Robotic Surgery by Victoria Stern Last month, we began our report on whether the robot could be cost-effective for general surgical procedures (GSN, May 2015,… [more]

Apple Watch for Surgery

Apple Watch for Surgery how Apples innovative technology could be a game changer for Surgery! The Apple Watch and Surgery: The Best Thing Since the Autoclave by Paul Alan Wetter, MD If only you could sterilize the watch, life would be great! Get ready because smapps (science and medical apps) are about to change health care… [more]

Black Box in the OR

Black Box in the OR The airline industry for years has employed the “black box” to ensure data collection and to be able to dissect sentinel events after the fact. Should the OR follow suit? Black Box in the OR A ‘Black Box’ for the O.R. Borrowed From Aviation, a Tool for Learning, Not Fault-Finding by… [more]