The acute pain rotation is a month-long experience in which residents learn to manage acute post-surgical pain, honing their pain management skills with a number of different treatment approaches. Each month, two residents are paired with a dedicated faculty member who mentors them through this experience. This faculty member rounds with the residents on the acute pain service, managing patient-controlled analgesia, patient controlled epidural analgesia, and more traditional pain control regimens. Residents on acute pain also assist their colleagues in the OR in the placement of peripheral nerve blocks and peripheral nerve catheters.
Residents on this rotation have a minimal OR call requirement. The acute pain service is covered by the Weinberg overnight resident.
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