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March 17, 2015

Tailored training prepares UNC anesthesiology residents

Last month, the Department of Anesthesiology took simulation to a new level with a two-day, full-scale, high-fidelity training for residents that served two purposes: testing residents on a variety of competencies and preparing them for new accreditation standards and board certification processes. Anesthesiology emergencies can quickly become life-threatening. Properly treating those emergencies requires facility with …

January 26, 2015

Anesthesiology spearheads hospital-wide CVAD patient safety course

Based on pilot research by resident Blair Herndon, and in collaboration with general surgery resident Joanna Grudziak, we are developing and implementing a multidisciplinary, formally evaluated, mandatory, hospital-wide, standardized central venous access device (CVAD) insertion course to improve outcomes and enhance patient safety. On December 8, 2014, interns from the Department of Anesthesiology participated in …