The Shriners Hospital provides specialized care to children of all ages. Anesthesia is provided in the 2-room operating suite with emphasis on perioperative pain management.
Following completion of their PGY-1 year, residents will have a minimum one-month rotation as either a PGY-2 or PGY-3 at the Lexington Shriners Hospital for Children (SHC). In general, residents return for an additional one or two month rotation as a PGY-4 (CA-3). Goals and objectives for CA-3’s, besides including a deeper understanding and greater responsibility than PGY-2/PGY-3 requirements below, closely match those goals for CA-3’s at the University of Kentucky (attached as an addendum). After completing their PGY2/3 rotation at the SHC, residents will successfully be able to:
Properly evaluate and prepare patients and their caregivers for surgery, to include taking a History and Physical, and preparing patients and caregivers both psychologically and pharmacologically as indicated.
Conduct appropriate, safe perioperative anesthetic care in pediatric patients having elective orthopedic surgery.
Recognize appropriate courses of action for perioperative critical events encountered in pediatric orthopedic surgery.
Understand the differences in a small freestanding hospital and its relationship to the University of Kentucky Hospital.
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