Anesthesia, Circulation and Ventilation

Course Goal

Anesthesia, Circulation and Ventilation introduces the student to the wide spectrum of anesthesiology. This includes patient management in the operating room, the ICU setting, and pain control. Emphasis is placed on clinical application and interaction of pharmacology and physiology.

At the end of this course, the student should have a theoretical and practical understanding resuscitation, including the following:
  • Airway management
  • Fluid management
  • Cardiovascular management
  • Preoperative assessment/postoperative management
  • Sedation and Pain management
  • Anesthesia - regional and general
  • OB, pediatric, and geriatric patients

Course Description

Anesthesia, Circulation and Ventilation is taught over a one-week period during the student’s transition from the second-year curriculum to the third-year clinical rotations. A one-day orientation to operating room etiquette is followed by a series of interactive lectures focused on the clinical approach and physiologic management of patients, including achieving anesthesia for surgery, maintaining hemodynamic stability, acquiring an understanding of resuscitation, and controlling patients’ various pain states. This course provides a basic fund of knowledge for the student’s future medical and surgical pursuits.

Course Director
Dana Gurvitch, MD

Course Coordinator
Caryn Davi, MS

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