Tag Archives: anesthesiology

Just Saying “No” To Fentanyl

No, I'm not talking about putting fentanyl into my own veins - a remarkably bad idea. I'm questioning the habitual, reflex use of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, in clinical anesthesiology practice. more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert

Is Anesthesiology A Specialist Silo?

“I’m your friend,” Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, MBA, PhD, told a sometimes skeptical audience during his keynote address at the ASA’s annual meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016. “I’m trying to help you see a better way forward, and avoid the more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert

Medical Students: What No One Tells You About Anesthesiology

In case you were wondering — robots won’t replace anesthesiologists any time soon. There will definitely be a place for feedback and closed-loop technology applications in sedation and in general anesthesia, but for the foreseeable future we will still need humans. more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert

A Better Path from Primary Care to Acute Care and Back

Within every community, a subset of patients will need surgery or an invasive procedure at any point in time. The common pathway is an encounter with anesthesiology. Today that encounter often begins too late in the process, and we miss an opportunity to improve more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert
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