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ANESTHESIA IS MUCH SAFER THAN YOU THINK

There are many patients that may have a fear of anesthesia prior to their surgery. However, there have been numerous advancements in technology, equipment, and training that have led anesthesia to become one of the safest fields in medicine. Here is a great article on...

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THE ADVANTAGES OF NERVE BLOCKS

With the recent news of FDA approval of Exparel use in peripheral nerve blocks, here is a great article about the benefit of these blocks and how it improves outcomes. If you feel like you might benefit from a nerve block for your procedure, don't hesitate to ask your...

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TIP FOR CENTRAL LINE PLACEMENT

Cool video on the effects of performing a valsalva maneuver to increase the diameter of the internal jugular vein. Give it a try if you are having difficulty in central line placement with an awake patient!

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BIG DEMAND FOR NURSES

There is a huge need for nurses across the country, especially in rural, underserved areas. If you or anyone you know has an interest in nursing, there are some great opportunities out there!

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ANESTHESIA

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal detailing a very brief history of anesthesia. And don't worry, despite the experience of the author, our physicians here at Metro Anesthesia are wonderfully trained and will take every measure to make sure you have a low...

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CHANGES TO THE MEDICAL GOWN

It's amazing that it has taken so long for the hospital gown to get a makeover, but the Cleveland Clinic enlisted the help of DVF to at least start the conversation for other hospitals to embrace a change!

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THE RESIDENT, DISSECTED

There has been a lot said about the first few episodes of The Resident, especially from those in the medical community. Here is a nice point of view from a senior medical student about the series, comparing it to real life medicine. A decent read for those who have...

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NEW CPR ASSIST DEVICE

One of the challenges of performing CPR is to consistently compress the chest at the speed and depth needed for a prolonged period of time. This device may be a possible solution!

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REAL-TIME MRI PART 2

Previously we shared a video of a real-time MRI demonstrating the beneficial effects of the sniffing position in intubation. Here is another video of a real-time MRI, this time showing the effects of singing!...

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