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Christopher R. Tainter, MD

Dr. Tainter is an emergency medicine and critical care physician as well as a retired clinical professor from the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, University of California San Diego (USCD).
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Why I love to teach


I’m an intensivist and emergency physician who is retired from the University of California San Diego (USCD) where I was the Anesthesiology Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship Program Director. I trained in emergency medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, then served as the Assistant Residency Director and Medical Student Clerkship Director at the University of Oklahoma before completing a fellowship in Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. I love teaching resuscitation, ultrasound, and critical thinking.





Latest articles with Christopher

Coping with toxic overdose

Learn about the agents used to revive patients who have overdosed on beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers.
20th Oct 2019 • 2m read

Managing cardiogenic shock

Learn about the reversible and irreversible causes of low cardiac output and how to be selective when choosing agents to manage these effectively.
20th Oct 2019 • 2m read

Using methylene blue and hydroxocobalamin for shock

In this video, you'll learn about the use of methylene blue and hydroxocobalamin as vasopressors.
20th Oct 2019 • 2m read

Leading a team through a resuscitation attempt

Master the foolproof strategies required for managing any resuscitation attempt effectively.
13th Aug 2018 • 2m read

Resuscitating a patient with toxic overdose

In this video, you'll learn all about antidotes and how to use them to effectively resuscitate patients with opioid, calcium channer blocker, beta-blocker, or digoxin toxicity.
13th Aug 2018 • 3m read

Using end-tidal capnometry

Learn about the physiological benefits and harms of artificial respiration during a resuscitation attempt.
13th Aug 2018 • 2m read

Managing mixed-shock states

Learn how to manage shock when it manifests as a mixed-types case.
12th Aug 2018 • 2m read

Determining when to perform cardiac catheterization

Know when you need to consider performing cardiac catheterization for your patient.
12th Aug 2018 • 2m read

Using mechanical circulatory support

Gain an understanding of extracorporeal circulatory support and when to use it.
10th Aug 2018 • 2m read

Administering antidysrhythmics

Discover the different medication options available to treat dysrhythmias and when to use them.
1st Aug 2018 • 2m read

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