Anesthesiology

Mom Still Cleaning Up After Surgeon Son

NAPLES, FL - A recent phenomenon in an operating room (OR) at Mary Mother Hospital has caught quite the buzz.  Dr. Roger Messi was going about his daily routine performing his third surgery when...
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Tired Anesthesiologist Accidentally Intubates Patient’s Ear Canal

NORFOLK, VA - Once again fatigue has caused an unfortunate medical error, this time for anesthesiologist Gerald Williams.  Wiped out from a tireless overnight call, Williams did something that has never before happened in the...
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OR Fires Increase as New Regulations are Enforced

Surgical suites across the nation are ablaze this week as rumors of a newly-formed Joint Commission task force has all parties involved sweating in anticipation of the almost-certain visits and inspections that will result....
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Outpatient Surgery Center Hires DJs Instead of OR Nurses

IBIZA, SPAIN - The party is just getting started at Ibiza Surgical Specialists, a private outpatient surgery center, now that new OR nurses have taken over.  In an unprecedented move, the board voted unanimously...

United Airlines Blames Violent Confrontation on Anesthesia

CHICAGO, IL - After two days of unsatisfying answers from United Airlines regarding the violent extrication of a passenger from its Chicago-to-Louisville flight, CEO Oscar Munoz has said in a new message to his...
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Study: The Most Effective Cough Suppressant is an Endotracheal Tube

BOSTON, MA - Cough drops for a cough?  Not so fast.  An illuminating new multicenter, randomized-controlled, quintuple-blinded study in the New England Journal of Medical Management (NEJMM) states that compared to other antitussive agents,...
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Anesthesia Completes Construction of Epic OR Drape Fort

ATLANTA, GA - After almost a year in the works, Anesthesia is excited to announce the completion of what is likely the world's most epic drape fort.  Located at Atlanta Memorial Hospital, the anesthesia...
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Milli Vanilli No Longer Blames It on the Rain, Blames Anesthesia Instead

MUNICH, GERMANY - German R&B group Milli Vanilli is back in the spotlight.  After decades of purporting the theory that we should just "blame it on the rain," Milli Vanilli has reversed course, arguing...
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Anesthesiologist Behind Drape Plays Peakaboo with Surgeon

NORFOLK, VA - Anesthesiologist and master entertainer Thomas Kingston couldn't believe he forgot his handmade puppets for his usual daily puppet show to entertain the operating room (OR) staff.  Thankfully, Kingston is a quick...
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What Are Health Care Professionals Giving Up for Lent (By Specialty)?

General Surgeon: Evidence-based medicine.  “Oh, your tummy hurts?  Well, let’s open you up and take a look, shall we?” Emergency Medicine: Dilaudid.  The screams will be deafening. Cardiologist: Stethoscopes.  If you can’t hear heart sounds without...

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