Hospital Replaces Anesthesiologists with Voice-Activated OR Tables; Saves Millions

SAN JOSE, CA – In what appears to be a medical first, surgeons at Methodist Northwest Hospital have found that using voice-activated Operating Room tables instead of anesthesiologists or CRNAs is working remarkably well.
“Table up”
“It’s fantastic,” said orthopaedic surgeon, …

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#Anesthesia, #Anesthesiology, #Sedation anesthesia, anesthesiology, sedation

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Spare Anesthesia Machine Makes Slushies

Sante Fe, New Mexico–Dr. Brad Jacks suspected it for months.  Anesthesia personnel would leave for a break in the middle of a quick ear tubes procedure and come back to the OR room fifteen minutes later, clutching their heads and whimpering about “brain freeze.”
Appropriate slushie rece…

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#Anesthesia, #Breaks anesthesia, breaks

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Anesthesiologist Tired of Being Called ‘Anesthesia’, Decides to Talk in 3rd Person With British Accent

BOULDER, CO – Dr. Shelly Druben, a practicing anesthesiologist, is tired of being called “Anesthesia” by her coworkers in the operating room.  “All the nurses and operating room staff know the surgeon’s name and always say Dr. so and so, but not me.  It is always, ane… #3rdPerson, #Anesthesia, #Nurse, #Surgery

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Anesthesiologist Tired of Being Called ‘Anesthesia’, Decides to Talk in 3rd Person With British Accent

BOULDER, CO – Dr. Shelly Druben, a practicing anesthesiologist, is tired of being called “Anesthesia” by her coworkers in the operating room.  “All the nurses and operating room staff know the surgeon’s name and always say Dr. so and so, but not me.  It is always, ane… #3rdPerson, #Anesthesia, #Nurse, #Surgery

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Vital Signs Much Worse After Implementing Anesthesia Automatic Electronic Records

Look at those perfect ‘railroad tracks’
BOSTON, MA – Huge swings in vital sign monitoring have some Anesthesiologists and hospital administrators wondering how new automatic computer charting programs could be causing patient’s vitals to have ‘huge swings’ as opposed to manual paper c… #Anesthesia, #ElectronicMedicalRecord, #VitalSigns

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