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Anesthesiology (M10)  (Dept. Info)Medicine  (Policies)YR2024

M10 Anesth 910Anesthesiology Advanced Clinical Rotation (ACR)4.0 Units
Description:This Advanced Clinical Rotation is similar to the General Anesthesiology elective in exposure to anesthesiology, but the level of participation and assessment is enhanced. The expectation is that the students act at the level of a Clinical Anesthesia Year 1 resident. Though a prior elective in anesthesia is not required, it is encouraged, if possible. Students will learn the basics of preoperative evaluation of surgical patients, the use of intraoperative monitoring in patient management, and postoperative care. In addition to perioperative care, they will be exposed to other clinical areas which include labor and delivery, pediatric anesthesia, and the Center for Preoperative Assessment and Planning. The students will interact with patients across all age ranges and demographics.

During the four-week rotation, the student will learn airway management skills, practical perioperative fluid and electrolyte therapy, along with general and regional anesthetic techniques. As an integral part of the anesthesia care team, the student will participate actively in the anesthetic management of surgical patients. Grading will be based on competency of anesthesia skills such as preoperative evaluation, bag mask ventilation, intubation, vascular access, handoffs, postoperative pain orders, etc.

The student's specific requests to be assigned to certain types of cases will be honored as time and availability dictate. The rotation will include clinical simulator sessions using a simulator mannequin for practical management of airway problems, resuscitation, and trauma emergencies as well as supplemental educational sessions covering relevant topics in anesthesiology.

NOTE: Presence and participation in Presentation on the last day of the rotation are required to receive a grade.

Student time distribution: Inpatient 90%; Conferences/Lectures 10%; Subspecialty Care 100%
Patients seen weekly: 15
On-call/weekend responsibility: There are no required weekend or call shifts.
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / Zimmerman, FosterDefault - none999170
Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Department of Anesthesiology, Third Floor)
Elective contacts: Shirley Vaughn, vaughns@wustl.edu; Rebecca Snider, sniderr@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 4 weeks only
Enrollment limit per block: 6


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Grade Options
C=Credit (letter grade)
S=Special Audit
Q=ME Q (Medical School)

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