May Reading Round-Up

It’s MAY, people.  How did that happen?!?

I spend a fair amount of time thinking about frailty in our burn patient population, which is most closely related to the emergency general surgery patient population.  This piece shows that frailty is measurable and that it matters in these patients.

Who IS the captain of the ship in the modern surgical environment?  How do we make this team work most effectively for our patients?

While I’ve been pondering how we use Grand Rounds as an educational tool, I’ve had some questions about M&M conference as well.  What about this framework that focuses on unexpected outcomes? I see room here for the unexpected poor outcomes as well as the “spectacular saves.”

Because of my interest in palliative care (goals of care matter!), I found this piece discussing conflict management strategy differences between intensivists and palliative care clinicians fascinating.

And, on a slightly lighter note, there’s this about musical preferences in the OR. I don’t seem to fit any of the identified categories…no surprise to anyone who has been in my OR!