Winter 2012

Topics in this newsletter include:

  • Welcome to SOCCA!
  • Challenging the Status Quo: 24th SOCCA Annual Meeting
  • SOCCA Affiliation with Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • House Activities at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011
  • 2011 Fellowship Director’s Breakfast Symposium Summary
  • Encouraging Investigative Careers: Opportunities for SOCCA
  • PRO: Should Amiodarone Be Used for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery Patients?
  • CON: Should Amiodarone Be Used for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery Patients?
  • Fellowship review: Critical Care Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Fellowship review: University of Washington Medical Center
  • PRO: The Physical Exam Is Still an Indispensible Tool in Critical Care
  • CON: The Physical Examination Should Take a Backseat to Newer Technologies in the ICU
  • Literature review: Should Etomidate Be Used in Critically Ill Patients?
  • PRO: Early Tracheostomy
  • CON: Early Tracheostomy
  • Literature review: respiratory Variability at the Time of a Spontaneous Breathing Trial Connotes Successful liberation From the Ventilator