Special Rotations

PREOP

During the CA-1/CA-2 years the resident working in the Preoperative Anesthesia Evaluation Clinic will develop the skills necessary to obtain a focused history and physical examination and begin to understand the impact of comorbid conditions on planned surgical procedures. They will learn how different disease states are evaluated and optimized to minimize operative risk. They will learn how to manage medications in the perioperative period. They will learn to order and interpret tests. They will learn how to develop and communicate anesthetic and postoperative analgesic plans to patients.

During the CA-3 year any resident working in the Preoperative Anesthesia Evaluation Clinic will refine the skills necessary to obtain a focused history and physical examination and advance their understanding of the impact of comorbid conditions on planned surgical procedures.

They will continue to learn how different disease states are evaluated and optimized to minimize operative risk. They will manage and prescribe medications in the perioperative period. They will order and interpret tests. They will continue to develop and communicate anesthetic and postoperative analgesic plans to patients. They will learn to function in a leadership role assisting Nurse Practitioners and nurses to function in there roles.