Pediatric Anesthesia Rotation
Resident education in Pediatric Anesthesiology is accomplished by three months direct care of both healthy and critically ill children. During the second year of anesthesia training at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, residents work on a daily basis with one of nine Board Certified anesthesiologists, all with formal pediatric anesthesia fellowships, in the care of children for all forms of general, urologic, ophthalmologic, cardiac, plastic and reconstructive, orthopaedic, otolaryngologic, cardiothoracic, and neurosurgical procedures. Care of premature infants and critically ill children is emphasized, and the experience is complemented by a diverse exposure to pediatric patients during a month in the ambulatory surgery unit. A pediatric anesthesia text is provided for all house officers which includes an extensive bibliography. Pediatric anesthesia lectures and journal clubs are held to complement the clinical experience.
In 2004, a new dedicated pediatric operating suite was opened with seven ORs, a separate pediatric PACU, holding area, and nursing/support staff. Over 90% of pediatric anesthetics are provided in this child and family friendly facility.
Additional pediatric experience is acquired with a one-month rotation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. During this month, the resident is supervised by pediatric anesthesiologists and intensive care specialists providing full multidisciplinary management of infants and children with complex medical and surgical disease and experience with sedation for brief procedures in children. During the three required months of pediatric anesthesia experience, residents generally perform more than 100 individual anesthetics for children, newborn to 12 years of age. The combined outpatient OR, inpatient OR, out of OR anesthesia, and PICU experience provides extremely valuable resident education in the preoperative assessment, intraoperative care, and postoperative management of children.
Additional information can be obtained by calling Joseph R. Tobin, M.D., FAAP, FCCM, Professor and Head, Section on Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Critical Care at (336) 716-2596.
Foundation Training: General OR
Primary Subspecialty Rotations:
Pediatric Anesthesia | Obstetrical Anesthesia | Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management
Advanced Operative Subspecialties: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia | TEE | Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery | Neuroanesthesia | Ambulatory | Safari |
Periopeartive Subspecialty Rotations:
Chronic Pain Management | Preoperative Assessment | Post Anesthesia Care | Critical Care (Neuro ICU and Cardiac ICU | PICU