Department of Anesthesiology

Anesthesia is in this family’s blood: father, two children all working as nurse anesthetists at Vanderbilt

Brian Reid, CRNA, used to pack Chris and Mary’s lunches before school. Now they all work together in VUMC’s Department of Anesthesiology.

An initiative at VUMC is helping patients recover more quickly from major surgery, leave the hospital earlier and have fewer side effects from their pain management. (photo by Joe Howell)

VUH adopts enhanced recovery for spine surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for the nearly 1,000 adult patients who undergo elective spine surgery each year at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Belle Meade Surgery Center.

Double-lung transplant patient Mike Boston and his wife, Kellie. (photo by Donn Jones)

Lung transplant patient, family glad they came to a place where ‘every single person cared’

Mike Boston was turned down by eight hospitals for a double lung transplant, which would be his second, because none believed he would survive the surgery. Finally, doctors at one medical center — VUMC — thought he might.

Study finds more pleasant-sounding medical device alarms could reduce annoyance without compromising effectiveness

A new study found that making medical device alarms more musical can significantly reduce perceived annoyance without negatively impacting the ability of research participants to learn and remember the alarms.

Study examines social factors and cardiovascular disease risk

Eight social factors were among the top 15 markers of cardiovascular disease risk and could help guide community prevention efforts, according to a new study using machine learning algorithms.

Ed Sherwood, MD, PhD, left, and Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, pose for a photo after Sherwood received the 2023 Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentoring Excellence in Research Award.

VUMC Department of Anesthesiology impacts the 2023 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

Members of Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology impacted the sights and sounds of the latest advances in anesthesiology during the recent 2023 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in San Fransisco. 

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