How does ASA determine the approach that the Society will take regarding critical issues such as scope of practice for nurse anesthetists, surprise billing, drug shortages and the opioid crisis? The ultimate decision-making authority for these and many more issues rests with the House of Delegates (HOD).
“Beep, beep, beep.” The alarm sounds at 5:15 a.m. You shower, get ready, grab a packed lunch and run to the car. Before turning on the car, you make sure you have everything needed for the day. Suction, oxygen, airway ... oh wait, wrong checklist.
Pt was an infant (1-3 years), approx 10 kg. Pt presented to the operating room for bilateral syndactyly repair. After the induction of general anesthesia, the plastic surgery resident infiltrated the right hand, left hand and left groin with lidocaine 1 percent for a total of 16 mL (160 mg).