General OR Night Float
This rotation provides call services for the General OR. This is a mandatory, 2-week rotation for CA-1 and CA-2 residents. This rotation will provide the CA-1 resident with valuable experience providing care to patients that require emergency surgical intervention. The CA-1 is primarily responsible for OR cases and will be the primary provider for most cases coming to the OR. In a typical night, the emergency cases may range from patients from the ICU who had previous procedures to trauma patients presenting to the ED with no history available to routine types of cases. The CA-2 will be available for running a second OR for cases and for answering emergency airway calls throughout the hosptial and in the ED for incoming trauma patients.
There is a structured lecture system for this rotation as well that will provide valuable knowledge on trauma care, preoperative evaluation for emergency anesthesia, transplant anesthesia, and intraoperative resuscitation.
The rest of the night team is made up of a CA-3, whose call is 3pm-7am, and an attending, whose call is 24-hour. These team members will change nightly to provide the CA-1 and CA-2 with the opportunity to witness multiple anesthetic management plans for similar cases.
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