ANESTHES 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY
Independent study projects as arranged with faculty or instructional staff.
ANESTHES 910 — INDEPENDENT READING & RESEARCH IN ANESTHESIOLOGY
Independent research under the direct supervision of Anesthesiology Faculty. Each student's research project is individualized to meet student research goals within the context of the faculty research needs.
ANESTHES 911 — THE SHOCK COURSE
Early recognition and aggressive management of shock states is one of the most challenging and rewarding patient care experiences. If done well the patient impact is incredible and lives can be saved. Integrate detailed physiologic understanding of shock states and shock evaluation - including echocardiography - with the pharmacology of shock management to develop a practical approach to patient care. Echocardiography training will emphasize obtaining views, recognizing anatomy and appreciating biventricular function as a method to differentiate shock states and select an appropriate treatment plan. The in-depth science of the course will be supplemented by clinical experiences focusing on shock evaluation and management in the cardiothoracic critical care unit, medical intensive care unit and, when possible, with cardiac anesthesiology enabling the student to develop a practical bedside approach to the evaluation and management of shock.
ANESTHES 919 — INDIVIDUALIZED ANESTHESIOLOGY CLINICAL ELECTIVE
In-depth exposure to inpatient and outpatient anesthesiology as well as sub-specialty anesthesiology, working under the direct supervision of Anesthesiology faculty, residents, fellows and advanced practice providers. Each student's schedule is individualized to meet each location's capacity and student preference.
ANESTHES 920 — CLINICAL ANESTHESIOLOGY ELECTIVE
Supervised by house staff, clinical anesthetists and attending physicians. Activities include: pre-operative chart review and anesthetic plan proposal, participating in scheduled procedures, presenting cases and teaching topics, and discussing patient cases. Evaluate and learn to co-manage the full spectrum of inpatient and ambulatory anesthesia patients. Care for patients undergoing sedation, monitored anesthesia care, general and regional anesthesia. Learn the indications for and data provided by various invasive and non-invasive monitoring techniques. Become familiar with relevant pharmacology including, anesthetic agents, muscle relaxants, resuscitation drugs and pain medications. Learn fundamental airway management skills including bag-mask ventilation, supraglottic airway placement, and endotracheal intubation skills. Intravenous access technique practice is taught, including a central line placement course.
ANESTHES 922 — CARDIOTHORACIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT CLINICAL ANESTHESIA ELECTIVE
Participate in the care of critically ill patients assigned to the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CITCU) critical care team. Includes post-surgical patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting, cardiac valvular procedures, ventricular assist device placements, cardiac transplantation and lung transplantation. May include patients with significant cardiothoracic surgical history (e.g. patients who have a ventricular assist device or who had prior lung transplantation) who are admitted for "medical" reasons including sepsis or shock of varying etiologies. As part of the CTICU team, participate in management of patients requiring venovenous and venoatrial extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) support. The students are supervised by residents (house staff), fellows (largely in critical care anesthesiology, occasionally in pulmonology critical care) and attending physicians.
ANESTHES 930 — RESUSCITATION ANESTHESIOLOGY ELECTIVE
An expanded version of the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the first minutes of a cardiorespiratory emergency using ACLS protocols. Opportunities to learn the proper management of the ten core cases (i.e. Asystole, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, etc.) in the three rescuer roles: lone rescuer; resuscitation team member; and resuscitation team leader. Learn essential resuscitation skills including: recognition of cardiac arrest rhythms and common bradycardias and tachycardias; proper use of conventional and automated external defibrillators (AED); use of transcutaneous pacing devices; advanced airway management; administration of drugs via intravenous and endotracheal routes; recognition of the 12-lead electrocardiogram signs of acute injury and ischemia; adult CPR.
ANESTHES 940 — INTEGRATED ELECTIVE IN PAIN MANAGEMENT
Direct supervision by residents, fellows, and attending physicians in Anesthesiology, Neurology, and Palliative Care departments, including but not limited to the Acute Pain Service, Regional Anesthesia service, Chronic Pain Service, Chronic Pain Clinic, Headache Clinic, Carbone Cancer Center, and Madison Surgery Center. Participate in regularly scheduled supervisor-student meetings, which involve some or all of the following: rounding on service patients, interviewing clinic patients, participating in scheduled procedures, presenting cases and teaching topics, and discussing patient cases. Complete independent activities including some or all of the following: reading about patient conditions and preparing for direct patient care as needed. Complete other patient care related learning activities as assigned by instructors; these are dependent on the individual student, the patients under the student's care, and the location.
ANESTHES 950 — ADVANCED ANESTHESIOLOGY WORKSHOP
Focused workshop designed for graduating medical students matched into Anesthesiology. Activities include lectures, discussions, problem-based learning discussion (PBLD), simulation, hands-on workshops.