We previously reviewed data related to the risk of healthcare workers contracting COVID-19 in December of 2020 (Interchange:31). One study of front-line healthcare workers demonstrated a 4% positive COVID-19 testing rate compared to just 0.33% for the general population. In a survey study of 105 anesthesiologists and intensivists at a New York City hospital, 58% reported a workplace exposure (mostly related to airway management), 26% of those reported COVID-19-like symptoms after that exposure, but only 12% of providers tested were found to be positive for antibodies.Continue Reading…
Volume 32 | Issue 2
According to Oxford Languages, to “practice” means to pursue a professional activity or exercise a skill regularly and routinely to improve proficiency. I am an anesthesiologist who “practices” critical care medicine and the residency program director for more than seventy-six residents in a large training program. I am also a mother, a wife, sister, and daughter; and I have to practice being human every day. We are all human, and we deserve more competence and proficiency as we interact together. Often, my biggest challenge that demands practice for proficiency is the transition from work to life.Continue Reading…
To at least some degree, we all entered medicine for altruistic reasons: helping others, finding meaning in providing comfort and care, and saving lives. We in critical care are especially driven to offer management of life-threatening disease states as well as solace and comfort to critically ill patients. This aspect has been highlighted in striking detail during the pandemic where, despite the grueling physical demands of working in ICUs during this time, the discomfort of PPE, and the trauma of watching so many people die and so many families suffer, we still find joy and reward in the lives we save and the families whose lives we touch by our compassion.Continue Reading…
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2021 Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the SOCCA 2021 Annual Meeting! Learn more and register today.
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Critical Care Medicine
The recently published Fluids After Bypass Study found that protocolized fluid administration using stroke volume variation reduced the amount of fluid administered after cardiac surgery but did not impact the examined clinical outcomes.
Large Scale Grants Town Hall
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) and the Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology (ARMA) are offering a virtual Large-Scale Grants Town Hall, free to all registrants. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
SCCM Annual Congress
The Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress is now underway!
- The “Year in Review: Anesthesiology” will be held on Friday, February 12 from 9 AM to 10 AM EST. Learn more
- The “Anesthesiology Section Networking Session” will be held on Tuesday, February 16 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST. Learn more
Parental Leave and Lactation
SOCCA’s recommendations for parental leave and lactation are now available. Read the full policy here.