The anesthesiology component of the clerkship is a one-week clinical rotation. During their 3rd year, medical students rotate at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in the Anesthesiology Department. Students learn how to pre-operatively evaluate patients, assist with initiation of anesthesia, understand basic monitoring principles, observe maintenance of the hemodynamic state of the surgical patient, and transfer of patient care to the post-anesthesia care unit. The core concepts focused upon during the Anesthesia Clerkship include: preoperative assessment, airway assessment and maintenance, vascular access, cardiovascular physiology and management, pain management, and postoperative care.
Goals and Objectives
Exhibit suitable operating room etiquette,
including proper self-introduction to OR team, appropriate dress code, and
Perform preoperative assessment and
evaluation of surgical patients with the anesthesia team.
Assist in preparation of anesthesia equipment,
including: anesthesia machine, pharmacologic agents, intravenous lines, airway
equipment, and suction apparatus.
Demonstrate basic skills of airway assessment
and management, including mask ventilation, oral airway placement, and
Demonstrate basic skills of vascular access,
including placing peripheral IV lines.
Assess patients with cardiovascular
Identify patients with pain and modalities or
Identify commonly treated issues in the Post
Anesthesia Care Unit, including hyper/hypotension, changes in urine output,
tachy/bradycardia, and agitation/delirium.
Critical Care Clerkship
The Critical Care component of the clerkship is a one-week clinical rotation. During their 3rd year, medical students rotate at HMC in the one of the ICUs.
Students learn how to assess and manage critically ill patients. The focus of the rotation is learning the basics of resuscitation.
Goals and Objectives
Evaluate a patient who is critically ill.
Explain circulatory physiology.
Outline multi-system organ dysfunction.
- Explain severe sepsis and septic shock.
Discuss physiology of mechanical ventilation.
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