The PACE (Pre-Anesthesia Consultation and Education) rotation is based out of a brand new facility located approximately 1 mile from the Medical Center. This required rotation is one month in duration, in which residents are introduced to the pre-operative evaluation of patients who will be undergoing major surgery in both individual provider and a systems based method.
To gain experience with preoperative evaluation as an individual provider, the resident is responsible for assessing the patient’s health status and determining any underlying disease and severity. This involves a relevant history and physical exam as well as reviewing previous anesthetic and medical records. The resident is also responsible for reviewing relevant diagnostic data and determining whether further testing is required. After assessing the patient and risk factors, the resident will determine the perioperative anesthetic risk of the patient and develop an appropriate anesthetic plan, which will then be discussed with the patient. The resident will also offer education and options for post-operative pain control. Staff Anesthesiologists provide