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Anesthesia and Perioperative Care


Tier 1A. This advanced clinical clerkship introduces the student to the management of the critically ill patient, emphasizing airway management, acute cardiorespiratory failure responses, mechanical ventilation strategies, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, pain control and sedation planning, prevention of common ICU illnesses, and discharge planning.
Course Objectives: Participants will learn to: (1) Determine the pathophysiologic and traumatic mechanisms impacting the critically ill, with focus on assessment and diagnosis, resuscitation, and stabilization; (2) Decide when and how to implement invasive hemodynamic monitoring; (3) Execute an effective pain management and sedation plan; (4) Recommend prophylatic care and ventilator weaning strategies; (5) Coordinate a comprehensive care plan involving the ICU, surgical, nursing, pharmacy, respiratory care, nutrition, and physical therapy teams.
Common Problems/Diseases: Students participate in the care of patients with penetrating and blunt trauma to chest, abdomen & pelvis, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, orthopedic trauma, severe burns, neurovascular compromise, ARDS, sepsis, shock, hemorrhage, airway emergencies, and complex postoperative patient.
Recommended Text or Reading: A list of recommended articles and selected readings will be made available during the rotation. Additional hand-outs are also provided by the faculty and guest lecturers.
Team Composition: Multidisciplinary team of faculty includes intensivists from Anesthesia, Surgery and Neurology. Multidisciplinary house staff is comprised of residents from Anesthesia, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB/GYN, Critical Care Fellow(s) and UCSF Students.
Patient Contact Hour Number (hours): 30
Classroom Time (hours): 5
Outside Study (hours): 8
Call Schedule/Weekends: Participants are required to attend lectures at 8:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, except Wednesday. Rounds begin after lecture at 9:00 a.m. Students are expected to stay until 5:00 p.m. except when on call or post-call. Students are usually assigned weekend calls with either the fellow or on call resident.
Grading: Pass/Fail/Honors
Prerequisites: Anesthesia 110, Medicine 110 and Surgery 110. UCSF students only. May-August: Reserved for students interested in an Anesthesia or Surgery Residency.
Quarters Taught: Su, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 2
Contact Name: Gus Pangan
Contact Phone: (415) 206-5274
Location to report to: 7am, SFGH, Room 4F4
Comments: Daily Lectures/Presentations - Didactic lectures/presentations are given daily. Invited guest faculty from Nephrology, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Neurosurgery, Clinical Lab, and Respiratory Care lecture on topics such as Acute Renal Failure, Cardiac Rhythm Rounds, Infectious Diseases in the ICU, ICP Management and Traumatic Brain Injury, Blood Transfusion, and Mechanical Ventilation. In addition, Attending Physicians provide lectures covering their respective areas of specialization. Residents and Students give presentations on a topic of their own choice. UCSF STUDENTS ONLY.

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