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The Most Critical Factor in Tracheal Intubation: Your Clinical Judgment, Planning and Preparation

Posted on 12/17/19 by Allied Anesthesia

As long as the field of anesthesiology has been around, so has been the two-fold challenge: intubation and oxygenation. If you have been in practice for any amount of time, you are quite familiar with “can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate” emergencies. Tracheal intubation is difficult if not, at times, downright impossible. This is a given that […]

Is Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate the Answer to Coagulopathy Prevention?

Posted on 11/19/19 by Allied Anesthesia

As you know, coagulopathy — common in trauma and perioperative bleeding — must be addressed. When this situation presents, increased morbidity and mortality result, and “anticoagulation can further increase a patient’s risk of developing coagulopathic bleeding.” Is four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) the answer? Can it help anesthesiologists better manage patients who are receiving direct […]

Best Practices for Surgical Patients on Chronic Steroid Therapy

Posted on 10/04/19 by Allied Anesthesia

When patients on chronic steroid therapy show up for surgery, many of us are uncertain about what to do. As you know, when a chronic steroid-use patient presents for surgery, they carry with them a potential complication: the possibility of developing secondary adrenal insufficiency, which can translate into full-scale adrenal crisis. So, what is secondary […]