PREREQUISTES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.
NOTE: This course is NOT offered during the months of July, August and September.
PURPOSE: To introduce the student to the field of Anesthesiology for those students who are considering anesthesia for a residency.
COMPETENCIES: In the process of completing this course, students strive to acquire the ability to assess preoperative anesthetic risk; evaluate and manage the airway and assess ventilatory adequacy; induce and maintain a simple general anesthetic; gain familiarity with drug classes, e.g., narcotics, hypnotics, etc; manage emergence from general anesthesia; learn the basics of regional anesthesia and sedation; learn the basics of high risk management (monitors, infusions, transfusion, etc.)
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: All students assemble at UIC Anesthesia conference room on M-W-F for a 2 pm lecture series with faculty. The first meeting is an orientation and introduction to Anesthesia. Students are expected to attend all didactic lectures that there site has to offer (different sites have different times). At UIC conferences are held every weekday morning at 6:30 am and the topics are posted for that week in the glass case near the front desk. These conferences include journal club, case management discussions, drugs, and subspecialty conferences such as neuro, peds, cardiac and regional. Each day the students are assigned to a particular OR or division of anesthesiology such as ICU, Pain, OB and Pre-op. They will work with the assigned resident or CRNA in that room and assist to the degree that the student is able. Preop H&P, placement of monitors, airway maintenance, hemodynamic control, anesthetic technique and mechanical features of anesthesia are all part of the usual day. Adjunctive IV skills can be practiced in the Surgicenter whenever requested. Reading assignments and videos of procedures are required information for the student to know. On the last day before the exam rotation experiences will be reviewed and any questions answered. Exam grades will be posted outside the conference room after the exam.
PROCEDURAL SKILLS TAUGHT / PERFORMED BY STUDENTS:
Laryngeal mask airway placement
IV placement, intraosseous catheter placement, arterial line placement
Patient assessment for pre-operative evaluation
ASSESSMENT: Pass, fail and incomplete are the range of grades. To pass the course the student must obtain 3 evaluations from 3 different members of the Department - that is faculty, residents and CRNAs. They must also complete 70% of the task sheet which is given at the beginning of the rotation and obtain a grade of 70% or above on the written exam which covers the reading, video and class room discussions and participation in the 2 pm conferences. Any person that has more than 2 excused absences for interviewing during this 2 week period will be subject to an incomplete or failure. As the groups are large we are unable to provide additional make up time to compensate. If 3 days are missed then a 2 page report will be required to make up for the missed additional day – subject matter will depend on student and what information was missed. Any more than 3 missed days the student will receive a failure. We are unable to offer any more compensation at that point and the student will need to arrange to retake the entire course at a later time when the student can free up the 2 weeks to take the course. This policy is non- negotiable except in extremes of personal hardships such as a significant illness or injury or death in the family. Completion of an on-line College of Medicine "Final Course Evaluation" is required before receiving a final grade.
Program Number: SPEC 712
Program Director: Chanannait Paisansathan firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator: Sherri Cunningham email@example.com
Telephone: 312/996-4020 and 312/996-4022
Duration: 2 Weeks Full Days
Night Call: No
Students Accepted: Min: 0 Max: 4
Housestaff Used as Faculty: In OR
Inpatient/Faculty Contact: No
Laboratory/Independent Study: No
Total Hours /Week: 2 weeks, full days
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