Anesthesiology

Research Expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp – Part 3

Climbing at altitude is tough. Climbing at 18,500 feet where the oxygen level in the air is only half of what it is back home in Omaha, NE is beyond tough. Now throw on some gear; multiple layers of clothing, trekking boots weighing 5 pounds and a daypack with 15 pounds of essential items; or perhaps a 60 pound ultrasound machine strapped to your back…. Continue Reading

Research Expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp – Part 2

Several members of the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology recently returned from a month-long research expedition to the Himalayas in Nepal. One of our missions in undertaking this expedition to Mount Everest base camp was to take part in the research that Xtreme Everest has been conducting for the last ten years. It was a privilege for our department to be extended an invitation to participate. … Continue Reading

Research Expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp – Part 1

In early 2016, the prestigious group, Xtreme Everest, invited the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology to participate in a trek and research endeavor to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal in March/April 2017. Xtreme Everest represents a group of doctors and scientists studying human systems stretched to the breaking point in extreme environments to further our understanding of critically ill patients. The group was formed by… Continue Reading