AIRWAY LAWSUITS

At weddings you’ll often hear a Bible verse that reads, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) A parallel verse in the bible of acute care medicine would read, “Emergencies are managed by airway, breathing, and circulation. But the greatest of these is […]

THE PERIOPERATIVE SURGICAL HOME HAS EXISTED FOR YEARS

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is supporting an expansion of the role of anesthesiologists in the delivery of perioperative care in hospitals. This proposed model is called the Perioperative Surgical Home. The American Society of Anesthesiologists defines the Perioperative Surgical Home as “a patient centered, innovative model of delivering health care during the entire patient […]

THE EBOLA VIRUS, ANESTHESIA, AND SURGERY

A patient infected with the Ebola virus is admitted to your hospital’s intensive care unit. You are called to intubate the patient for respiratory failure. What do you do? Discussion: The first patients infected with Ebola virus entered the United States in 2014. American physicians are inexperienced with caring for patients with this disease. Because […]