A team of researchers at VUMC who are developing a non-invasive way to capture venous waveforms to assess and monitor volume status was awarded a five-year R01 grant. Bret Alvis, MD, the principle investigator, leads a team of physicians from both the Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery and engineers from the Department of Engineering. “This is the first grant I am the principal investigator on. It’s extremely exciting and a testament to the great team I am lucky enough to be a part of,” he said.
Severe postpartum hemorrhage is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for women in the United States. Expert management requires a coordinated effort from obstetrics, obstetric anesthesia, and nursing staff.
Mary Mungai, head Kenyan Registered Nurse Anesthetist (KRNA) at AIC Kijabe Hospital, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center from March 30 through April 13. While here she was the special guest speaker at the Vanderbilt International Anesthesia Fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, 2019.