Visiting Students Not Accepted - Wake Forest MD Students Only
Students will rotate through the General OR, Outpatient Surgery Center, Pediatric OR, Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Service and Cardiothoracic OR, participating in the care of patients in each area. Students can elect to spend a day in Obstetrical Anesthesia as well. Alternate site of practice may include Pineville Hospital and/or Mercy Hospital (additional sites to fit individual student’s interest).
Students will follow and manage patients throughout the perioperative experience including; completing a focused History and Physical for perioperative evaluation, anesthetic case planning, intra-operative management, postoperative assessment and outcomes. Emphasis is placed on reviewing physiology and pharmacology, while understanding how a patient's medical condition influences the anesthetic plan.
Students will develop skills in mask ventilation, tracheal intubation, peripheral vascular access and arterial line placement. Students will be required to be an integral member of the inpatient call team. This will expose them to Code Blue events, Level 1 trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Department and a broad array of urgent and emergent surgical procedures.
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