Department of Anesthesiology Archives
Researchers explore music’s effect on ICU patients, staff
Sep. 25, 2019—A group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study on the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help.
New clinic helps high-risk patients get ready for surgery
Sep. 12, 2019—At VUMC's High-Risk Surgical Encounter (Hi-RiSE) Clinic, patients at higher risk of developing complications are comprehensively evaluated and interventions are efficiently coordinated and completed in the weeks leading up to surgery.
Schildcrout honored by statistical association
Sep. 12, 2019—Jonathan Schildcrout, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Anesthesiology, has been named an American Statistical Association Fellow.
Pilla named chief of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology
Jul. 11, 2019—Michael Pilla, MD, was recently named chief of the Division of Multispeciality Adult Anesthesiology (MSA) on May 1. Pilla has worked in the Department of Anesthesiology since 2004.
Ehrenfeld to depart VUMC for leadership roles in Wisconsin
Jun. 13, 2019—Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy, will be departing Vanderbilt to become director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment and senior associate dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Medicine effective Sept. 1.
Line placement better with ultrasound
May. 9, 2019—Using ultrasound to place arterial lines reduces the need for surgical access and improves arterial line location, Vanderbilt researchers have found.
Predictive analytics help manage OR case volume
May. 2, 2019—To accommodate weekday and seasonal variations in case volume, continual adjustment of operating room resources is imperative. Unlike other health systems, at Vanderbilt Health the OR planning process taps into predictive analytics running automatically on the back of the OR scheduling system.
Mar. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, right, testified Feb. 27 before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on military policy affecting transgender service members.
Personalized pain management
Feb. 28, 2019—Understanding how natural brain chemicals with pain-relieving properties interact with administered opioids may guide personalized approaches for pain management.
Ehrenfeld’s LGBTQ health research lauded by NIH
Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, recently received the inaugural Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Study tracks repercussions from reduced pre-op testing
Jan. 17, 2019—When clinical teams at Vanderbilt University Medical Center dramatically reduced several types of preoperative testing for elective surgery patients, there were no repercussions for these patients in terms of case cancellation rates, average length of stay in the hospital or rates of readmission to VUMC.
Anesthesiology project set to expand in Africa
Jan. 10, 2019—Following the success of its ImPACT-Kenya (Improving Perioperative Anesthesia Care and Training) project, the Department of Anesthesiology has received another grant to expand into neighboring Ethiopia.