The cardiac anesthesia rotations provide an understanding of the perioperative management of patients undergoing cardiovascular procedures. This experience includes month-long junior and senior rotations, both of which are required. On the junior rotation, under the direct supervision of an attending cardiac anesthesiologist, the resident is introduced to the perioperative management of the cardiovascular patient and will acquire the knowledge and technical skills to provide cardiac anesthesia to adults and children. On the senior rotation, the CA-3 resident expands upon his or her previously acquired knowledge and learns to practice cardiac anesthesia in neonates and infants as well. In addition to demonstrating a proficiency in preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care, the residents will gain a basic understanding of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. Residents also attend educational conferences and lectures, including case conferences and Grand Rounds. Call on the cardiac rotations is variable, but is typically every fourth or fifth night. Once the call resident has completed his or her cases, he or she takes call from home. Post-call residents are not posted to cases.
Hopkins also offers an ACGME accredited cardiac anesthesiology fellowship. For more information, please click here
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