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About Felipe Urdaneta

  • Profile: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida; I did my residency then fellowship in Cardiothoracic anesthesia, completed a Masters In Education at UF in 2012 and have been a UF/VA staff anesthesiologist since 2000. I was also the Director of the Master of Education Fellowship from the C.O.M. until the course was terminated. I am responsible for the Difficult Airway Rotation at the UF and Airway Management Services at the NFSGVHS. My interests include: 1-Airway related topics 2-Education about Airway management 3- Resident training in Airway management 4-Non-Anesthesia providers airway training and education 5-Education in general and specifically technology in education.


Posts by Felipe Urdaneta:

Podcast Episode 1 (Introduction)

Posted: Mar 15th, 2011 •• Category: Lectures, Podcast

This is the introductory lecture to the Advance Airway Rotation and it contains the Pre and Post Test Quiz. Please Submit your answers via e-mail. Click the link below to view the video.

Airway Blog 2.0

Posted: Feb 28th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

After a long hiatus I am back…. interesting things are happening as always in the “airway world” but more importantly with me and new ideas and skills I have been working on regarding educational technology. Today after many hours of work and trial and error ( more error than I am willing to disclose) I […]

Are we ignoring this important issue? Will this change our practices in the future?

Posted: Jan 26th, 2010 •• Category: Devices, SGA

In an upcoming issue of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica the following article will appear ( I am including the abstract). I must confess this concern about SGA’s -that perhaps should be extended to all of them- had not been on my radar screen for quite a while. Any comments? “Exposure to anaesthetic trace gases during general¬†anaesthesia: […]

Requiem for the reusable Eschman Bougie?

Posted: Jan 16th, 2010 •• Category: Devices, Techniques

At the end of every year a tradition from the networks and news organizations is to show us whom among celebrities and famous people died during the year. I must admit I do not pay close attention to it and rather think of whom or what ¬†I would add to the list. This year something […]

Randomized controlled studies in airway topics… how common are they?

Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 •• Category: Education, Intubation, Techniques, Uncategorized

Despite some considering the airway as “the cornerstone of anesthesia” if one looks closely, the amount of RCS on the subject, actually are very, very rare. Doing studies on the airway is perhaps inherently difficult because the stakes of things going the wrong way are basically too high. The majority of the literature or information […]

Can’t intubate, can’t ventilate… are you and your institution ready?

Posted: Jan 5th, 2010 •• Category: Education, Techniques

Take a look at this interesting article from the U.K. They identified a problem and saw an opportunity to improve. Imagine if you will this study was done in Gainesville; wherever you worked today,last week, last month, do you know the location of the D.A cart? Do people that would be in charge of assisting […]

Interesting and Timely topic

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2009 •• Category: Education, Intubation, Techniques, VideoLaryngoscopy

The judge gave the verdict of… guilty. We are not currently doing this and I somewhat agree with the author. It would be interesting to see if you think we should and the issue of how, naturally comes to mind. Look forward to your comments. Glidescope letter

Handling the patient with potential or with known cervical spine issues

Posted: Dec 15th, 2009 •• Category: Trauma, VideoLaryngoscopy

The issue of elective/urgent/emergency airway management of patients with cervical spine issues is always a challenge and often comes out during oral boards questions. The bad thing is that there are multiple theories, methods, controversies and dangers etc… associated with this issue (reason why they love to ask these kind of questions)…..and those remain; the […]

To “cuff or not to cuff”?… much ink has been used to attempt to answer this question

Posted: Nov 17th, 2009 •• Category: Education, Pediatric

I am hungry for your participation and contributions. I am specially seeking the wisdom of our Pediatric colleagues regarding this eternal question/debate/feud of whether pediatric patients should get cuffed vs. uncuffed ETT’s. Peds Cuff vs. Uncuffed ETT’s cuff vs no cuff

Once again let us discuss the issue of SGA use and aspiration

Posted: Nov 7th, 2009 •• Category: SGA

As discussed here before, we are fairly conservative with regards to SGA use and surgery for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to fear of the risk of aspiration of gastric contents. At the VA for example who does not report that has GERD? The question is do we really know if an SGA […]