CODE BLUE – WHEN AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST PREMATURELY DEPARTS A FREESTANDING SURGERY CENTER

Let’s look at a case study which highlights a specific risk of general anesthesia at a freestanding surgery center or a surgeon’s office operating room: The patient is a 66-year-old woman admitted for a facelift, neck lift, and blepharoplasties. The surgery is scheduled for 8 hours, and will be conducted in a private operating room […]

ANESTHESIOLOGISTS: BEFORE YOU ADVANCE THAT NEEDLE . . . A CAUTIONARY TALE

  Clinical Case for Discussion: You’re scheduled to anesthetize a 58-year-old, 80 kg male for a left total knee replacement. You utilize the current multimodal strategies for operating room anesthesia and postoperative pain reduction, including an ultrasound-guided adductor canal block with 0.5% ropivicaine, a spinal anesthetic (using a pencil-tipped 25-gauge Quincke needle) of 1.5 mls […]

LOOKING FOR A NEW ANESTHESIA JOB? CHECK OUT BLOCHEALTH.COM                       

  Are you unhappy with your current anesthesia job? Are you considering finding a new job, relocating, changing your case mix, payer mix, or increasing your income? Are you a resident or fellow or a nurse anesthetist looking for your first job? Every week thousands of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are looking for new employment. […]