Sleepy Time | A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist
I am an anesthesiologist who truly enjoys my work. I write about the random cases, emotions, and thoughts that bombard me. This is not a medical advice blog. It is a place for me to share my thoughts on my experiences, my training, and my lessons learned.
Trends are evolving in decreasing intraoperative and postoperative opioid use. Therefore, anesthesiologists are constantly learning new regional techniques to help with postoperative pain. For shoulder surgeries, I’ve moved away from interscalene blocks toward supraclavicular blocks. I think the interscalene block provides a better block of a total shoulder surgery, however, certain patient comorbidities often make the supraclavicular block a better choice.