This rotation gives you the opportunity to treat familiar patients in an unfamiliar setting, with an emphasis on pediatric outpatients. It generally takes place during the CA-3 year at the Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC) on the main campus here at LLUMC.
The resident will be assigned to various ambulatory surgical procedures, including general, ENT, urologic, opthalmic, and others, and will gain experience in providing anesthesia to infants and adolescents. This rotation provides an excellent opportunity for the CA-3 resident to hone their skills with regard to inhalation inductions, pediatric intravenous lines, intubations/LMAs, and caudal injections. This rotation is a high volume, rapid turnover setting, very comparable to a busy private practice.
You should learn:
Which patients and procedures are appropriate for an outpatient setting
How to apply and modify previously learned anesthetic techniques for shorter procedures and in anticipation of early patient discharge
How to manage postoperative pain and nausea in patients who will be recovering at home, without skilled nursing care