Archive December 2019 XX, No. 12

What's New in Anesthesiology

6 products that can help your providers keep patients comfortable and safe during surgery.

Ashish Sinha

Ashish Sinha, MD, PhD


REALITY CHECK Dr. Sinha takes Medtronics's virtual reality surgical training system for a spin at Anesthesiology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

The annual American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Anesthesiology conference is the world's largest anesthesia meeting. On a clinical level, I'm here to see the latest products and technology. This is also my chance to chat for a bit with peers I see once a year. It's very flattering that hundreds of my colleagues took the time to listen to my "wisdom and experience" during my refresher course. For me, this conference reaffirms that I'm learning from my peers and sharing my expertise with them.

As anesthesiologists, the 2 biggest things we do are airways — and everything else. With any new device here, I want to see how it would be different from what I already have. Is it an improvement? Is it smaller, faster, cheaper, more efficient? Is the rate of complications lower? I also come here to learn about the latest developments in the drugs we use — old drugs being reintroduced, new drugs just hitting the scene, new indications for existing drugs. Here are some of the more interesting and relevant products I saw roaming the exhibit hall at ASA 2019. OSM

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