Warren Sandberg Archives
VUH adopts enhanced recovery for sarcoma surgery
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's latest enhanced recovery after surgery clinical pathway was launched last month for adult patients receiving surgery to remove extremity soft tissue sarcomas, which are cancerous tumors that can arise in muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels and other connective tissue.
VUMC launches enhanced recovery for total joint replacement
Aug. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program recently expanded to include the 1,400 patients per year who receive total hip replacement or total knee replacement surgery.
VUMC sees increase of COVID-19 in pregnant patients
Aug. 2, 2021—Physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have recently noticed an increase in pregnant patients ill with COVID-19. These cases are especially concerning due an increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and increased risk of death in pregnant patients with COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant patients.
Sandberg named Chief of Staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
Jul. 7, 2021—Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) chief of staff for Perioperative and Critical Care Service, has been named as the hospital’s new Chief of Staff.
New training materials help clinicians stay opioid compliant
Dec. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, through the offices of its Opioid Oversight Executive Committee, is offering its employees an online tutorial, Opioid Laws — Prescribing at VUMC
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.
Five faculty elected AAAS fellows
Nov. 29, 2018—Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.
Co-Chiefs of Staff announced for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
May. 2, 2018—Year-over-year growth in inpatient volumes across Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult clinical enterprise, three new floors of additional adult inpatient beds through the renovation of Medical Center East, along with the steady expansion of adult clinics throughout the region are among factors leading to the creation of the new roles of co-chiefs of staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) and Clinics.
Faculty members join March for Science
Apr. 27, 2017—Among the thousands of scientists and their supporters who participated in Saturday’s March for Science in Nashville and in Washington, D.C., were several faculty members from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University.
Protocol helps manage blood glucose during surgery
Feb. 23, 2017—A study conducted by researchers in the Department of Anesthesiology found a clinical information systems protocol, developed by the department’s Vanderbilt Perioperative Information Management Systems (VPIMS) developer group, improved management of blood glucose during the intraoperative period, resulting in reduced instances of hyperglycemia as well as a reduction in surgical site infections in diabetic patients and those with impaired glucose control following surgical procedures.
Anesthesiology debuts new patient outcomes system
Mar. 3, 2016—The Vanderbilt Anesthesiology and Perioperative Informatics Research (VAPIR) Division has launched a novel system that connects clinicians in the Department of Anesthesiology to their patients’ outcomes.
Sandberg elected president-elect of Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists
Mar. 3, 2016—Warren Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and professor of Biomedical Informatics and Surgery, has been elected president-elect of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists.