It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, the air turns crisp and half the department disappears to some exotic local to come back more intelligent, more connected and perhaps more disheveled. . . .
It’s time for the ASA.
Technically, it was not quite half of the department up in Chicago but we had excellent representation this year at ASA. Check out the number of posters presented by our department:
Saturday October 15th
Pulmonary Embolus prior to Anhepatic Phase of Orthotopic Liver Transplant; Nick Markin & Tom Schulte
Right-to-left Shunting through a Patent Foramen Oval (PFO) Leading to Acute Myocardial Ischemia during Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) Revision: Use of Rescue Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE); Mark Reisbig & Sasha Shillcutt
A Comparison of Direct versus Indirect Laryngoscopy during Endotracheal Intubation of Lightly Embalmed Cadavers utilizing the Glide Scope®, Storz Medi Pack Mobile Imaging System ™ and the Storz C-MAC™ Video laryngoscopes; Ben Boedeker & Tom Nicholas
Reexpansion Pulmonary Edema in an Orthotopic Liver Transplant Recipient; Derek Fulcher & Kristina Birch
Fatal Air Embolus during Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography; Nick Markin & Candice Montzingo
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Performance Comparison of Laryngoscopy and Suction Techniques in a Hemorrhagic Airway Manikin Simulator: Direct Laryngoscopy with Yankauer vs Storz C-MAC with Attached Suction Tip; Ben Boedeker & Tom Nicholas
Virtual Intubation Training at a Remote Military Site; Ben Boedecker & Nick Markin
Acute Pulmonary Embolism during Induction of Anesthesia in a 20-year-old with a Left Malleolar Fracture; Elford Stephens & Katie VanDemark
Massive Blood Transfusion in a 25 kilogram 10-year-old for a Liver, Small Bowel, Pancreas and Kidney Transplant; MichaelLankhorst & Katie VanDemark
Monday, October 17, 2011
Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment: An Anesthesia Challenge; Dustin Ward & Sheila Ellis
PE and Antithrombin Three; Michael Lankhorst and Kristina Birch
Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement Assistance for a Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant; Jim Sullivan & Ankit Agrawala
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Seratonin Toxicity after Administration of Methylene Blue for Vasoplegia; Megan Chacon & Jim Chapin
Advanced Medical Technology Capacity Building: A Unique Application of SOF Counterinsurgency Medical Seminars Medical Programs; Ben Boedeker & Tom Nicholas
Use of Cardiac Algorithm in a Preoperative Evaluation Clinic—A Pilot Study; Ben Boedeker & Tom Nicholas
Video or Direct Laryngoscopy, Does It Really Make a Difference? A Retrospective Comparison of 155 Emergency Cases from 2009-2010; Tom Schulte & Ankit Agrawal
If you are keeping track, that is 16 posters this year! Not to mention the faculty who headed up the NAPE booth and several faculty and residents representing us on the political front.
And finally a word of thanks to those who stayed behind and kept the clinical services afloat, it’s this kind of the teamwork that promotes our academic and clinical missions and makes this department great.