George T. Blike

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OBJECTIVE We used a large database of prospectively collected data on pediatric sedation/anesthesia outside the operating room provided by a wide range of pediatric specialists to delineate the nature and frequency of adverse events associated with propofol-based sedation/anesthesia care. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were collected by the Pediatric Sedation(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to use a large database of prospectively collected data on pediatric sedation and/or anesthesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to delineate the nature and the frequency of adverse events that are associated with sedation/anesthesia care for procedures that are performed outside the operating room in children. METHODS Data(More)
BACKGROUND Some preventable deaths in hospitalized patients are due to unrecognized deterioration. There are no publications of studies that have instituted routine patient monitoring postoperatively and analyzed impact on patient outcomes. METHODS The authors implemented a patient surveillance system based on pulse oximetry with nursing notification of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Ultrasound has become an increasingly popular modality in facilitating the performance of peripheral nerve blocks. There exists no literature that examines the learning curve of the ultrasound novice. In this prospective series, we evaluated the learning curve of inexperienced anesthesia residents in performing a simulated(More)
One of the cornerstones of expert performance in complex domains is the ability to perceive problem situations in terms of their task-relevant semantic properties. One such class of properties consists of phenomena that are defined in terms of patterns of change over time, i.e., events. A basic pre-requisite for working towards tools to support event(More)
Objective.We tested the hypothesis that a monitoring display proposed by Blike et al. improves the performance of anesthesiologists. We measured the performance of anesthesiologists using the new display and compared it to their performance with at raditional display. We studied three different displays on how they affected recognition and differentiation(More)
The extreme conditions of combat and multi-casualty rescue often make field triage difficult and put the medic or first responder at risk. In an effort to improve field triage, we have developed an automated remote triage system called ARTEMIS (automated remote triage and emergency management information system) for use in the battlefield or disaster zone.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is a rapidly growing field. There exists little information regarding the competencies involved with such a practice. The objective of this exploratory study was to characterize the behavior of novices as they undertook the challenges of learning a new technique. In addition to assessing for(More)
Objective. This study tests the hypothesis that a graphical object display (a data display consisting of meaningful shapes) will affect the ability of anesthesiologists to perform a diagnostic task rapidly and correctly. The diagnostic tasks studied were recognition and differentiation of five etiologies of shock – anaphylaxis, bradycardia, myocardial(More)
AIM To compare the quality between 2 commonly used sedation practices for upper endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) by using expert observational analysis of the sedation practice. METHODS After institutional review board approval, 50 adults undergoing EUS had videotape observation of the procedural sedation: 25 received benzodiazepine/opiate administered by the(More)