How To Deal With Difficult Preceptors?

Recently, someone asked me for tips on how to deal with difficult preceptors. I have previously posted one titled Bad Chemistry: It Is not You; It Is Them.“, but I may not have specifically discussed the strategies of dealing with the difficult preceptors. We will face this type of situation everywhere we go whether at workplace…

Clinical Update on Amniotic Fluid Embolism

AFE is a rare but serious obstetric emergency. We all wish we don’t have to experience this during our career. For those of you who provide obstetric care to patients, it is crucial that we need to know what to do and how to optimize the patient when it happens. The new mortality rate is…

First Intubation

I got a comment from Ashley regarding preparing for the first clinical rotation, this post is for those of you who just started school and are going to their first clinical rotation soon. The first clinical rotation is always sweet and bitter in a sense that you are excited to start the real anesthesia training but scared…

Part II: What’s Your Differential?

I called my attending to be in the room as SpO2 dropped to 90%. We did our differential and treated according to what we thought it was the case. But SpO2 was still hovering low 90’s. BP was borderline low. Patient was young and healthy and no medical history. Good thing is that it was a…

The Attitude — the Key to Becoming A Superstar

I hope this blog finds you well. This is a lessen I learned albeit a little too late in my clinical training. I am sharing this with you hoping that you can become the superstar that I once wanted to become as a SRNA. Most of CRNAs to be are type A people, a very few…

Journey to CRNAdom

I love being a CRNA.  The journey has been long and hard.  No one told me it was going to be easy.  And no one told me how hard it’s going to be either.  One cannot fully appreciate how difficult until being in the program. I became a nurse because truthfully, I didn’t know what…

What Is Your Differential?

This is the topic I thought I knew so well, yet I failed my test. Let’s see if you can get it right. I had a lumpectomy and lymph node dissection case scheduled under MAC yesterday. We were not able to get an IV in a timely manner. My attending decided that it might be the best to do…