Name of Rotation/Elective: Anesthesiology Prerequisite: 3rd Year General Surgery Clerkship Course Director: Dr. Mark Pruitt Course Director e-mail: Course Director phone: 238-5893 Course Coordinator: Heather Rockwell Coordinator e-mail: [email protected] Coordinator phone: 864-455-5587 Course Faculty (list all): all Anesthesiologists Location: GHS Time and Location to Report on Day 1: Number of weeks: 2-4 # of students per rotation: 4 Course Objectives: Upon completion of this elective, the student will be able to: 1. Evaluate uncomplicated patients for elective routine surgery. 2. Recognize indications for general or regional anesthesia. 3. Establish and manage airway via mask. 4. Intubate a healthy, uncomplicated patient. 5. Categorize the pharmacologic and physiologic functions of multiple systems in the anesthetized and unanesthetized states. 6. Discuss the complexities and complications involved preoperatively and intraoperatively with the administration of anesthesia. 7. Describe the recovery of patients from anesthesia. 8. Compare the various modalities available for the management for acute and chronic pain. Course Description: The anesthesia clinical rotation will provide the medical students with hands on experiences at airway management including bag/mask ventilation, laryngoscopy, and intubation. The student will learn basic principles of anesthetic management and the indications for different general and regional anesthetic techniques. He/she will also experience a practical review and refinement of pharmacology and physiology in the clinical setting. Students will also receive an overview of acute and chronic pain management.