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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019 Anesthesiology and patient safety have been interlinked since at least the 1840s. John Snow , a British physician who is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, also was a pioneer in the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anesthetics. Perhaps...
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019 Anesthesiology and patient safety have been interlinked since at least the 1840s. John Snow , a British physician who is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, also was a pioneer in the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anesthetics. Perhaps...
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019 Anesthesiology and patient safety have been interlinked since at least the 1840s. John Snow, a British physician who is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, also was a pioneer in the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anesthetics. Perhaps...
Four years before Ralph M. Waters implemented his formal anesthesia residency program at the University of Wisconsin, a young female doctor decided to study anesthesia under Louis G. Harding at the University of Iowa. Mary Ada Ross was the daughter of a farmer outside Rockwell City, Iowa. She...
When Stephen Robert Hays, MD, accepted a faculty position at Vanderbilt University after finishing his medical training in 1999, he thought of himself as “a pediatric intensivist who knew a little about pediatric pain management.” Now Clinical Professor of Anesthesia & Pediatrics at University...
Melinda Seering, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesia (third from left in photo), and four other members of the University of Iowa Health Care family recently earned their Master of Health Care Delivery Science degrees from Dartmouth College. The program teaches effective strategies for...
When Aric Aldrich, MD, began his journey into the medical field, he thought he would practice internal medicine. “It was more hands-off than I wanted,” says Aldrich, who joined the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Department of Anesthesia as a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellow last summer...
Congratulations to the following Department of Anesthesia interns, residents, and fellows who will be presenting at the 2019 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) annual meeting in Detroit, Michigan, April 12-14, 2019. Below are the presentations, along with the faculty mentor for each:...
Donna Hammond , PhD, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesia, has received a three-year award from the V Foundation to investigate treatment for cancer survivors who experience unpleasant sensations, like tingling or burning, in hands and feet after their cancer treatment ends. The...
Sometimes, improving patient safety while lowering costs can feel like an impossible task. But at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Anemia Management Clinic, it’s a daily occurrence. “When we use fewer units of blood for transfusions during or after surgery, we lower the risk of...