Vargo Anesthesia was created by Matt Vargo who presently works in North and South Carolina.
While working at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg SC, Matt was encouraged by colleague Dr. Charese Pelham to convert the hundreds of pages of anesthesia drug, drips and anesthesia case tip notes on his Blackberry to an anesthesia app. At that time, mobile apps and iPhones were primitive. He was initially hesitant, but Dr. Pelham eventually convinced him, and that the birth of Vargo Anesthesia, Inc.
Within the first 4 years, Vargo Anesthesia had five of the top eight selling anesthesia apps sold by Apple. After 7 years of dedication and countless hours, Vargo Anesthesia has become the primary leader in anesthesia mobile apps.
To eliminate the confusion of the large variety of Vargo Anesthesia apps, 17 anesthesia apps are presently bundled into 1 mega app, which is still growing. The Mega App has the equivalent volume of 4 anesthesia books.
Vargo Anesthesia editors are experienced anesthesia providers. Be they anesthesiologist or CRNA, the editors must be proficient in their pertaining topic and utilize accepted references such as published articles.
Clinical Anesthesia: Barash
Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease
Yao-Artusio’s Anesthesiology Problem Oriented Management
Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice
A Practical Approach to Pediatric Anesthesia
Crisis Management in Anesthesiology
The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult
The 5-Minute Consult Clinical Consult 26th ed. 2018
Special Thanks to editors
Special thanks is extended to the experienced anesthesia providers who volunteered and edited many topics. If it were not for these anesthesia providers who regularly and actively manage these cases, the app would not be realistic and up to date.