No matter what role we play in the delivery of anesthesia care, we are being asked to make sweeping changes in the way we practice, approach patients and interact with each other. Poor patient outcomes, failure to achieve basic efficiency/workflow metrics that affect profitability and toxic workplace cultures are driving the demand for change. But as human beings, we do not face change well.
ASA members are aware of the impact social media can have within the health care community. While ASA’s advancement of the society’s social media presence on Twitter and Facebook has been highly successful (just check out the #ANES18 conference tweets), our focus has progressed to include another platform: Instagram.
An otherwise healthy 3 y/o male was receiving general anesthesia via LMA for an MRI brain/total spine/whole body … the patient was brought out of the bore slightly in preparation for removal of LMA. The staff anesthesiologist and senior resident were attending to the patient … when a new CA-1 resident brought the PACU gurney into the room. The gurney (with Drager Monitor and oxygen cylinder) got within 4 feet of the MRI core before the MRI technician noticed.