Just the basics. Never done a spine before? Here are some basic things to look out for, and how we setup and manage most cases.
What is that person doing in the corner of the room anyway? Why do they have to stick needles all over my patient? Is this some weird acupuncture thing?? We’ll figure it all out.
Talking through a case of a carotid endarterectomy. Lot’s of really interesting topics… this is just a first pass.
Yes, I know bradycardia involves the heart, not the brain… but I get the question “should I give glyco now??” so often, I was thinking a quick cardiac interlude would be appropriate.
What are the drugs we can use on the brain tissue itself to reduce ICP? Mannitol, hypertonic saline, Lasix? Right?
Doing brain surgery awake?? Crazy but true… This quick lesson goes over the basics of how and why we do some brain surgeries awake.
ICP management is a big topic, so I decided to break it into pieces. For this bite-size morse, I picked one of our go-to ICP moves, changing blood flow. Is it good? Is it bad? Why be so judgmental! Just take a listen…
A little hypertension never killed anyone… right? ?
When do you use remifentanil in a neuro case? Always? Why do neuro people like remi so much? Do all neuro attending get stock options in the maker of remi? Let me explain…
This quick tutorial explains those confusing CSF collection systems attached to EVDs and lumbar drains. Do you clamp it? Where do you hang it? Am I going to make the patient’s brain explode? It’s ok… it’s not that complicated…