Resuscitation and Perioperative Medicine
Required 3rd Year Rotation
Statement of goals:
Resuscitation and Perioperative Medicine (RPM) is a month-long rotation taught by the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery. The emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed for care of the critically ill and perioperative patient. The skills taught include the basics of ACLS, ATLS, airway management, venous and arterial access, and invasive monitoring. Knowledge of fluid and transfusion management, ventilator strategies, monitoring equipment and basics of pain management also are emphasized.
Day 1: Orientation lectures
3 Days: ACLS basics taught by the Emergency Department
15-17 Days: Transition into Anesthesiology
2 Days: Overview of trauma resuscitation taught by Trauma Surgery
A 75-minute web-based examination will be given on the last day of the clerkship.