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MON, APR 3, 2017

Top Characteristics of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiology is one of the least understood and most complex specialties. Although surgeons are often seen as the most important players in the operating room, the reality is that anesthesiologists play equally important roles.   Anesthesiologists and CRNAs are a different breed of clinician. Those who succeed in anesthesiology and who gain... Read More

MON, FEB 27, 2017

How Anesthesiologists Can Help Create Greener ORs

When discussing greenhouse gas emissions, it would be interesting to know how many times healthcare is mentioned. No doubt the industrial and automotive sectors take center stage, however, a University of Chicago study, cited by a recently revised paper published the American Society of Anesthesiologists, states that healthcare accounts for... Read More

WED, OCT 26, 2016

Anesthesiology and the Perioperative Surgical Home

In early summer, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care held their Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Summit at which the topics of population health, patient satisfaction, and the per person cost for quality care (collectively, the Triple Aim) held center stage.... Read More

MON, OCT 3, 2016

A difference of opinion: PTs weigh-in on peripheral nerve blocks

It seems some physical therapists (PTs) and some anesthesiologists hold different opinions about pain medicine, particularly its effect on PTs' ability to rehab patients following total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. The difference caught the attention of Steven Porter, MD, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic,... Read More

THU, SEP 1, 2016

​5 Surprising Anesthesia Facts

1 ) When invented in the 1840s, some people criticized anesthesia as a “needless luxury.” In the nineteenth century, clergymen objected greatly to the use of anesthetics to reduce pain during childbirth as they described it to be a frustration of the Almighty’s designs.  James Miller, a nineteenth-century Scottish surgeon who chronicled... Read More