Deals with intensive care, critical care, surgery, pain management, and, most importantly, the operating room
More specifically, anesthesiology is a medical specialty which has three major roles in the hospital
1) Pre-Op the patient, and provide Anesthesia in the Operating Room
2) Put Lines in Patients (Swan Ganz catheters, CVP lines, IV lines, etc.) in the OR, the ICU, and occasionally the floor;
3) Do difficult intubations in the hospital, and routinely at surgery
4) Provide adequate anesthesia during surgical operations
The development of Internet Medicine affects anesthesiologists in all the categories.
During surgery, the patient needs to be monitored, so that there is sufficient anesthesia, and the vital signs and blood oxygenation stay stable.
With the advent of wireless technologies, the anesthesiologist can monitor patients, anywhere in the operating suites, with a device like an iPad. Sometimes the anesthesiologist is in charge of multiple patients, along with the nurse anesthetists, whom must be supervised by the attending anesthesiologist. Supervision can be done wirelessly, and attention focused on any deviation from the normal of vital signs, or other variables of anesthetized patients.
Portable imaging devices aid the anethesiologists in putting in lines. Portable cardiac ultrasounds are now being done to visualize heart valves at the bedside, with the Vscan. With the rapid increse in research in optics and sonography, technologies are being used to visualize arteries and veins near the surface of the human body.
See the other pages to see some interesting Anesthesiology Blogs, that give the human side of the gas passing docs, many of them entertaining and informative. Also see the Anesthesiology Apps that are available, and check every now and then the “Anesthesiology Device” page, for the rapid creation of devices and gadgets that aid the Anesthesiologist in his role as healthcare provider.
August 28: India ONLINE Conference:
Prof. Vijendra Jain: Management of CVJ Anomalies in Children - Personal Experience"
August 28: India Online Conference: Ped Neurosurg: Subodh Raju, MD "Surgical Options in Craniosynostosis"
July 22: John Giannios MD, Precision Medicine Leader, talks about "Precision Epigenomic Medicine of Incurable Solid Tumors "
July 20: John Giannios MD, Precision Medicine Leader, talks about "Precision Cancer Medicine in the Postgenomics Era"
July 19: John Giannios MD, talks about "NANOSURGERY FOR ERADICATION OF METASTATIC CANCER STEM CELLS "
July 20: Joe Krainin MD, Neurologist, Sleep Apnea expert, talk to A Fib expert, Steve Ryan Phd, meet and discuss AFib and Sleep Apnea
July 9: Iype Cherian MD, Neurosurgery Superstar, presents "Basilar Artery Dissection, for the ACNS Online Conference
July 9: Roberto Herrera MD: Presenting Case in Online Neurosurgery Conference, a New Wave of Conferences
July 9 Ramesh Nair MD, English Neurosurgeon, Presents a Few Skull Base Cases
May 3: John Byler, noted TBI Support Advocate, talks about his book, "You Look Great"
April 20: Catherina Borgenstierna of Sweden Presents her Robotic Assisted Eating Device, Bestic
April 19: Jon Dreyer of Nuance Healthcare Communication talks about New Dragon Voice Recording Platform
John Adler MD: Stanford Neurosurgeon: Inventor of Cyberknife: "Cureus.com and Innovative Medical Publishing"
March 27 "Diving into the Rhoton Collection": Iraqui Neurosurgeons Discusses
March 27: Bernardo de Andrada MD: Brazil Neurosurgeon: "Intracranial Meningiomas"
Victor Volovici MD: Dutch Neurosurgeon: " Petrous Bone: Cave of Wonders"
March 27: Peter Galkin MD: Russian Neurosurgeon: "Saphenous Vein Greaft for CAD"
March 27: Carlos Lllumiguano MD: Ecuador Neurosurgeon: "Pituitary Tumors: Surgical Indications"