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  1. MAC BAR Anyone?

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    What can I say? I'm a MAC BAR kind of guy. This is with an Adductor Canal Block and 100 mcg of Fentanyl. Total Knee Arthroplasty with LMA and no tourniquet. We work fast and good. Total knee done in about 21 minutes and closing. Not the best lung volumes, but at 5'6" and 186# I'll take it. This same case with the ACB I would have probably given 250 mcg of Fentanyl. The FIRST 8 MINUTES or so, we keep the pressure a little lower (unless we unable to ...
  2. Presentation Topics

    Hi there,

    My clinical site requires all student to come up with a 40 minutes presentation for the staff. I had some topics in mind but got rejected. Looking for ideas......

    Thank you very much
  3. May need surgery!

    So things are going well in school. I really enjoy learning about all things anesthesia! We are now putting things together and it is so rewarding understanding how they fit. I can't wait for clinicals to start, but I know it will be a steep learning curve as those before me have warned me. I'm planning on setting up a review schedule to review all the content I've had up until now over the next semester. It's not that I've forgotten it, but I feel like there is no room for error in anesthesia ...
  4. Incentive Pay

    To all CRNA's who provide anesthesia to patients undergoing a CABG procedure, do y'all receive incentive pay or extra pay above your standard rate for doing this procedure. If so, how much?
    Thank you for your time..
    CRNAs in Practice
  5. Summer semester is done!

    So we just finished our summer semester a little over a week ago. I'm in a program that allows us to do our didactic portion over two years instead of one before we move on to the clinical phase. So the next semester the next class will start (most of them at the traditional speed) and I will finally be getting into the meat and potatoes of anesthesia. I am so ready! My summer classes were online so it will be nice to be back in the classroom. I hope the new class is as great as the class I ...