Weinger's Patient Safety Achievements Recognized

October 20, 2020

Matthew B. Weinger, MD, was recently named the recipient of the 2020 A. R. Lauer Safety Award by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). This award recognizes a person for outstanding contributions to human factors aspects in the broad area of safety. “I am truly honored to be recognized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for this award,” Weinger said.

Solving Operational Problems with eStar Solutions

October 20, 2020

Before June, VUMC had a big problem with big beds: they don’t fit in all of the hospital’s operating rooms. Scheduling mishaps were discovered the hard way, right at the operating room door, causing delays and headaches for patients and clinicians. However, as of June 24, VUMC solved that problem through a collaboration between the eStar OpTime/Anesthesia team and our perioperative services leadership.

The Obstetric Anesthesiology Division was designated as a COE by SOAP

May 6, 2020

The Obstetric Anesthesiology Division was designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP). A Center of Excellence designation is for institutions and programs that demonstrate excellence in obstetric anesthesia care and to set a benchmark of superior care that adheres to evidence-based practices and national and international guidelines for maternal care.

Alvis Awarded R01 Grant for Study Regarding Non-invasive Ways to Capture Venous Waveforms

November 25, 2019

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.

GME Curriculum Course Focuses on Postpartum Hemorrhage

November 19, 2019

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.