We were very delighted that Dr. Ivy was able to take time out of his busy schedule to give us a lecture on clinical rotations. Dr. Ivy is a board-certified Anesthesiologist in Arkansas, a clinical instructor at Arkansas State University, affiliated with several organizations such as American society of Anesthesiology and has served 15 years in the United States Army National Guard among the many. He has been in several publications and presentations such as: Human Placental Transport of Oxytocin. He has performed over 19,000 anesthetics with more than a 1000 cardiovascular anesthetics and has developed a Patient Controlled Anesthesia training program for surgeons.
Dr. Ivy not only spoke to us about clinical rotations but gave us a patient based question to determine whether or not the patients levels were considered a good gas in terms of pH, PCO2, PO2, SPO2. We had 15 seconds to determine whether or not it was a good gas; he further explained how we could determine this, and quick enough to treat the patient before any other problems arise. Dr. Ivy made us all feel as if we were already physicians and ready to take on whatever comes into our path next.