This week I was on anesthesia servive-- both adult and 2 days of pediatric.
Anesthesia has a steep learning curve. Though I know a lot of the drug basics and have the basic human body physiology mechanisms engrained in this giant brain, applying them within a moments notice is more challenging than you’d think! Though I’ll probably never be formally tested on the things I learned this week, they are super relevant to understanding basic physiology and were a great brain exercise.
Here are some things that helped me tremendously during my week on service:
Again, super helpful to know your patients ahead of time.
Know the ORs your provider will cover so you can record the following about the patients for your rooms:
Just a few tips and tricks! hope they are useful for you!
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M3 at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine