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Working together to improve quality and safety for our patients and their families is an ongoing process. Our goal is to continually improve quality care by creating an environment that empowers everyone to make improvements every day. In perioperative services, this means focusing on how to reduce...
A patient comes into the Emergency Room complaining of chest pains. You check his vitals, ask some questions, and, in mid-reply, the patient loses consciousness and the monitors attached to his body start beeping like crazy. What do you do? Some 4th-year medical students from the Roy J. and Lucille...
Emma Swanson, MD, one of the chief residents in the Department of Anesthesia, and Amy Pearson, MD, clinical assistant professor and president of Women in Anesthesiology , recently appeared in a video for the American Board of Anesthesiology's new absence from training policy for anesthesiology...
A few years ago, Toshihiro Kitamoto, PhD, and a colleague in the Biology Department, Chun-Fang Wu, PhD, noticed that fly mutants, which Kitamoto’s lab was using as a fly model of epilepsy, were significantly less susceptible to seizures when they were raised on the east side of the river in the...
Cormac O'Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CRNA, who directs the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, received the Program Director of the Year award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) at its annual conference in Chicago earlier this...
A full life despite pain -- that's the goal of psychological help for patients experiencing chronic pain. Beth Dinoff, PhD, clinical associate professor, Department of Anesthesia Kelly Teuscher of Davenport, Iowa, has suffered from chronic pain -- migraine, back pain, arthritis, Crohn's disease,...
Twenty-one Department of Anesthesia faculty, 12 residents, and one staff member are scheduled to participate in various educational offerings at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 19-23 in Orlando. The Department's emissaries will present six abstracts, 16...
Traditionally, incident reporting in health care focuses on adverse events. But what if providers could learn as well – or better – from positive incidents? That’s the question Channon McKibben, who recently graduated from the University of Iowa College of Nursing’s Student Registered Nurse...
A generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous has given more than $200,000 to the Department of Anesthesia to create the Anesthesia Research Institute Fund. The fund is intended to provide much-needed money to support research that otherwise would likely go unfunded. “So often, the important...
Jacob Herrmann David Kaczka, MD, PhD Jacob Herrmann, former PhD student under David Kaczka , MD, PhD, was named co-winner of the 2019 Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize for his dissertation, “Frequency-Dependent Ventilation Heterogeneity in the Acutely Injured Lung.” Kaczka called him “a once-in-a-...