MS2: Suggested Topics for Anesthesiology Elective

Suggested Topics for MS 2 Discussion in the Operating Room

 

Outpatient Versus Impatient Management

  • Pre-op preparation
  • Intra-op management
  • Post-op

Mask Airway Techniques

  • Common Problems
  • Position
  • Obstruction
  • Vomiting – gastric insufflation/cricoid pressure
  • Nasal Airways
  • Oral Airways

Instrumentation of Airway

  • Airway Assessment
  • Advantages of endotracheal intubation-protection, etc.
  • Disadvantages of endotracheal intubation-irritation, etc.

The Difficult Airway – Emergency Techniques

  • Laryngeal Mask etc.
  • Cricothyroidotomy

Monitors – What are They? Why are they alarming and why aren’t they working properly?

  • EKG
  • BP
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Capnography
  • Temperature: Hhypo and Hyper Thermia
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Stethescope

Fluid and Blood Therapy – Why give it and why so much?

  • LR, NS
  • Dextrose Containing Solutions
  • PRBS, Components
  • Hetastarch, Plasmanate, Albumin

General Versus Regional Versus MAC

  • Consideration
  • Surgical
  • History and Physical
  • Patient Preference

Discharge Criteria

  • Oriented
  • VSS
  • Respiration and ventilation
  • Pain
  • Antinausea Regiment
  • Self Management