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2018 Anesthesiology Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2018 LocumTenens.com Anesthesiologist Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com anesthesiologist salary survey highlight annual average anesthesiologist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report.

The LocumTenens.com anesthesiologist salary survey resource center provides more detailed salary information, including historical data from 2007 through our latest 2018 Anesthesiologist Salary Survey.

Postoperative cognitive dysfunction still a mystery to doctors and researchers

Source: Kaiser Health

Little is known about postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD,) a condition that affects anywhere from 25 to 59 percent of older patients undergoing certain procedures and affects multiple areas of the brain including memory, learning, as well as using multistep actions. Some researchers believe it may be caused by the stress of surgery and not by the anesthesia used during procedures. One study is underway as a doctor puts patients under general anesthesia but does not perform any operations or procedures to monitor the occurrence and effects of POCD after.

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Local anesthetics shortage is putting patients at risk

Source: HealthLeaders Media

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) is urging physicians to discuss local anesthesia shortages with patients. These shortages could be putting patient’s health at risk because studies have shown that local anesthesia can reduce patient opioid needs after surgery. Anesthesiologists are nervous that these shortages may lead to an increase in prescription opioids. Local anesthetic shortages include bupivacaine, lidocaine and ropivacaine.

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