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N V T S: Parental presence during routine intraoperative care
Myron Yaster MD, Lynne Maxwell MD, and Justin L. Lockman MD MSEd
Quiñónez ZA, Pyke-Grimm KA, Char D. Could, Should Families Watch Their Loved One’s Surgeries and, If So, When? Anesth Analg. 2022 Oct 1;135(4):704-707. PMID: 36108184
The Cures Act may/will allow families into the OR for the entire surgery and anesthesia. This train is on the tracks and is coming to your ORs in the very near future. Be afraid…be very afraid….
Patient Blood Management: The role of tranexamic acid (TXA)
Myron Yaster MD, Jayant K. Deshpande, and Justin L. Lockman MD, MSEd
Editorial Goobie SM. Patient Blood Management Is a New Standard of Care to Optimize Blood Health. Anesth Analg. 2022 Sep 1;135(3):443-446. PMID: 35977353
Patel PA, Wyrobek JA, Butwick AJ, Pivalizza EG, Hare GMT, Mazer CD, Goobie SM. Update on Applications and Limitations of Perioperative Tranexamic Acid. Anesth Analg. 2022 Sep 1;135(3):460-473. PMID: 35977357
In surgeries in which blood loss is anticipated TXA should be part of your treatment algorithms.
CPR and Ventilation Rate: “What does a yellow light mean?”
Myron Yaster MD, Jayant K. Deshpande MD, and Justin L. Lockman, MD MSEd
Jennifer D Chapman, Andrew S Geneslaw, John Babineau, Anita I Sen. Improving Ventilation Rates During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Pediatrics. 2022 Sep 1;150(3):e2021053030. PMID: 36000325
The AHA recommends “avoiding hyperventilation to improve the chance of successful resuscitation.”
The perioperative period is an ideal opportunity to increase the abominably low rate of influenza vaccination in children.