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The first component of the Department of Anesthesia’s tripartite mission is to provide exceptional patient care, and each of us strives to fulfill that mission every day. But we also strive to exceed expectations, and when we do, we celebrate those extra efforts with Making a Difference Awards. For...
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Extracorporeal Life Support Center has again received the Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). The award recognizes programs that distinguish themselves by having processes,...
Nathan Blair, MD , has been awarded $15,000 from Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s Discretionary Funds to participate in the national pediatric anesthesia safety and quality initiative known as Wake Up Safe . SFCH joins nearly 3 dozen other children’s hospitals in the U.S. that participate in a...
Four of the faculty at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' Pain Management Clinic have contributed chapters to the new Guide to the Inpatient Pain Consult, published by Springer in May. Lee Kral, PharmD , Justin Wikle, MD , and Rahul Rastogi, MBBS , contributed on patients with polypharmacy...
The Department of Anesthesia will welcome its 2020-2021 fellows in five fellowship programs July 1, 2020.
Department of Anesthesia 2020 Graduating Residents (From left) Justin Norvell, Jacob Whiting, Khalid Sharif-Sidi, Matthew Sanders, Asad Hashmi, Paige Keasler, Shilpa Chouhan, Mark Turner, Michelle Riesselman, Richard Russillo, Emma Swanson, Karl Loth, Daniel Jacobs, Robert Sand, Jordan Hill. The...
You could say that nursing is a family business for Michelle Root, ARNP. Her sister, cousin, and sister-in-law are all nurses. But the person who most inspires her own path in nursing is the family member who only practiced for a year: her grandmother. “She graduated from nursing school in the...
The 2020 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), scheduled for the end of April, fell victim, like virtually every other medical conference, to the COVID-19 pandemic. But a group of academic medical centers, who are already collaborating on a quality and safety event for residents to be...
For critical care fellow physician Alysa Davis, DO, working in an intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic is both the most rewarding and the most challenging of times. “Patients with major and life-threatening issues are everything that an ICU is all about and what critical care training...
The SRNA class of 2020 is graduating in the midst of a historic pandemic, and their knowledge and skills in patient safety will never be more essential to the healthcare system. Because of COVID-19, we can’t give them the graduation ceremony or celebration they’ve earned, but we congratulate them...