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MYTH BUSTER: #anaesthesia & #anaesthetists are hard words to say (I’m one & have trouble!) & people are sometimes confused about what we do (even other doctors!) and that’s fair enough, but we are way more than just people who “put you to sleep” for your surgery #covid19aus 1/
It’s better to think of us as #anesthesiologists (with an american accent!) like they say in the US. We are medical specialists. We have a medical degrees & a specialist qualification, are highly trained having done continuous training until we are often at least 30 years old 2/
We assess all aspects of you before giving you an anaesthetic - Such as your health conditions, your medication, your worries/concerns about what about to happen to you, your pain requirements, & make decisions about the safest anaesthetic to give you for your surgery 3/
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This weekend, my wife @WomenFacultyMD, is rounding as "ICU Lead" in our hospital's largest #ICU: The 28-bed OR-ICU.

The conversion of operating rooms into an ICU, complete with infrastructure and staffing, was done in one week.

One week.

#COVID19 #Pandemic #NewYorkCity
More on how we did that later. I wanted to highlight the #ICULead role.

It's what we used to call "attending".

But when we expand capacity and everyone moves up a rung, the former ICU attendings become #OversightAttending

@SCCM #TieredStaffing

sccm.org/Blog/March-202…
(Side note: @SCCM 's original #TieredStaffing model somewhat strangely had fully licensed and credentialed #anesthesiologists functioning as fellows rather than as #ICULead.

Why? Have no idea. The society is made up of intensivists from multiple primary specialities...
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Citation counts come from OTHER RESEARCHERS. They are important, yes.

But, sharing #science on #SoMe=broad & instantaneous dissemination to those who focus their time AT THE BEDSIDE. Which may surprise some- but is MOST OF MEDICINE especially....#anesthesiology.(Thread) #AUA2019
A metric like the “Kardashian Index” *MAY* be relevant in genome biology where the proportion of basic/translational science is significantly higher and no immediate bedside application for a general practitioner is there. (and I’m making an assumption here) #medtwitter #aua2019
When your #research is relevant primarily to other #scientists who are also writing research papers then citation counts do more wholly reflect the paper’s impact. But in clinical research, it’s different. Bedside clinicians are looking to the literature for guidance & new ideas.
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