Education

Didactic Program Outline

  • Anesthesiology — definitions; theories
  • Pharmacology
    • General Principles of Pharmacokinetics
    • Inhalational Agents — MAC, Blood-brain, Uptake/Distribution
    • Intravenous Agents — Muscle Relaxants; Opioids; Hypnotics
    • Drug Interactions
  • Anesthesia Equipment/OR environment
    • The Anesthesia Machine
    • Medical Gas Systems
    • Electrical Safety
    • Fire and Radiological Safety
    • Infectious Disease Safety — Universal Precautions
    • OR Sterility Issues
    • Patient Monitors
  • Preoperative Evaluations
    • ASA Physical Status Classifications
    • Home Medications/Interactions with Anesthetics
    • Preoperative Lab Studies
    • Informed Consent
    • Roles of Preoperative Medications on Perioperative or Postop Course
  • Airway Management — Anatomy; Difficult Airway Algorithm
  • Pulmonary Physiology and Anesthesia
    • Types ofSurgical Incisions, Positions and Impacts on Patient
    • Thoracic Anesthesia
    • Thoracoscopy Surgeries
    • One Lung Ventilations
  • Cardiac Physiology and Anesthesia
    • Pacemakers/AED & Intraop Implications
    • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Updates
    • Nonoperative Cardiac Interventions
  • Neurophysiology and Anesthesia
    • Anesthetic Effects on Cerebral Physiology
    • Neurovascular Anesthesia
    • Anesthesia for Seizure Surgery
    • ECT Therapy
  • Renal Physiology and Anesthesia
    • Diuretics
    • ESRD ddx from Renal Insufficiency; Anesthetic Implications
    • Anesthetic Drugs and Eliminations
  • Fluid Therapy, Electrolytes and ACID-Base Management
  • Hepatic Physiology and Anesthesia
  • Geriatric Physiology and Anesthesia
  • Obstetrical Physiology and Anesthesia
    • Physiology of Pregnancy
    • Pain Pathways of Labor/Delivery
    • Does Epidural Analgesia Increase Rate of Forceps and C section Deliveries?
    • CBs and ACOG
    • Non-obstetric Surgery for the Pregnant Patient
  • Pediatric Physiology and Anesthesia
    • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
    • Placental Transfer
    • Fetal Circulation
  • Regional Anesthesia
    • Local Anesthetics
    • Neuraxial Anatomy and Blockades
    • Peripheral Nerve Anatomy and Blockades
    • Cadaveric Dissection Specimens
  • Pain Management
    • Acute Pain Management
      • Ways to Reduce Acute Postoperative Pain
    • Chronic Pain
      • Intraop implications of Implanted Opioid Pumps/Stimulators
      • Differentiation of Chronic from Acute Pain and Rx Modalities
      • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Blocks on Chronic Pain States
  • PACU Issues
    • Management Issues of Patients in PACU
  • Transfusion Therapy and Hematologic System/Diseases
    • The Coagulation Cascade
    • Hematologic Tests
    • Hematologic Disease States
    • Blood Component Therapies
    • The Cell saver in Rapid Blood Transfusions
    • Estimating Blood Loss
  • Disease States and Anesthetic Implications
    • Endocrine — Diabetes; lmmunosuppressed Patients
    • Muscle — Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Critical Care Perioperative Medicine
    • Vasoactive Drugs
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • ARDS
  • Subspecialty Anesthesia for
    • Ambulatory Surgery
    • Trauma
    • Transplant — Lungs, Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas/Bowel
    • Ophthalmologic
    • ENT
    • Oral Surgery
    • General — Laparoscopic Techniques
    • Vascular
    • Orthopedic
    • Gynecologic
    • Urologic
    • Burns
    • Plastics
    • Non-OR: Radiologic Procedures
      • MRI, CT
      • Angioplasty
  • ACGME Core Competencies
    • Patient Care
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
    • Interpersonal and Communications Skills
    • Professionalism
      • Medical Bioethics
    • Systems-Based Practice
    • Quality Assurance and Complications of Anesthesia