Anesthesiology Interest Group
Outline of Activities
2010 - 2011
1- Introduction to the Anesthesiology Interest Group - September 14th @ noon
a. Goal - Meet the group and discuss future activities. Inform members of ways to get involved and what resources are available to them.
i. Dr. Zvara (Chair) and Dr. Kyle will be invited to briefly introduce themselves and the members to anesthesia at UNC. They will take a few minutes to explain why they chose a career in anesthesia, and share any other thoughts they might have.
ii. Go over the years activities and explain ways to get involved
3. Leadership opportunity
2- Airway Workshop – October 28th 6:00-7:30 (Burnett-Womack 1st floor)
a. Goals – Learn airway management techniques on mannequins, advantages and contraindications for each, and why each is used.
i. Introduction to airway management
ii. Review d ifficult airway algorithm
iii. Rotate through the following stations in Burnett Womack
1. Direct Laryngoscopy
2. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy intubation
6. Mask ventilation
7. Trachlite (Lightwand intubation)
3- Research/ Summer Opportunities - December
a. Goal – Define opportunities and ways to get involved with anesthesia research.
i. Matt Gertsch – FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship
ii. Kelly Bruno - Research at UNC
4- Vascular Access Workshop – January or February (Burnett-Womack)
a. Goal – Learn the importance of vascular access in anesthesia and techniques for establishing them.
i. Central lines
ii. Arterial lines
iii. Peripheral lines
iv. Interosseus access
v. Regional nerve blocks
vi. Vascular access in neonates
5- Difficult Airway Workshop – March
a. Goal – Learn more difficult airway management techniques on mannequins, advantages and contraindications for each, and why each is used.
i. Rapid Sequence Induction
ii. Retrograde intubation
v. Endobronchial Blocker
vii. Indicators of successful intubation
1. Bilateral chest rise (Visual)
3. Capnograph readings
4. Absence of gastric gurgling while ventilating
5. Cuff palpation
6- Residency Tips - April
a. Goal- Learn more about the application/interviewing process, and get advice on how to become more competitive applicants
i. Recently matched (into anesthesiology) fourth year medical students will be invited to speak to the group about their experiences along the interview trail as well as share any advice they have about preparing for residency in anesthesiology. One CA-1, one CA-3, and Dr. Mayer (Program Director) will be invited to participate as well.
7- Shadowing – Year round
a. Goal – Learn more about anesthesia in the OR.
i. Increase to two students each Saturday to accommodate growing membership
ii. Establish shadowing contacts for various specialties
1. OB, Cardio, Neuro, Regional, Pediatric, Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, General
2. This would be for students interested in shadowing a specific specialty on a day other than Saturday.
8- Regional Anesthesia – As part of year round shadowing
a. Goal – Discuss general techniques of each, when and why each is used, and identify landmarks on each other.
ii. Spinal blocks
iii. Interscalene Brachial Plexus Bocks
iv. Axillary blocks
v. Bier blocks
vi. Femoral blocks
1. Versus recently discovered adductor canal block