- Please perform a timeout before every block, reviewing pain medications, anticoagulation status, preexisting neuropathies and correct side.
- OSC Resident carries the BLOCK pager starting at 7am Monday (Handbook pg 6)
- SMOC (Handbook pg 7) fill out the attached form and send it to Carolyn Longshore (email@example.com) to expedite getting scrub access and door access.
- The night before (Handbook pg 3) the fellow will send you the schedule.
- You will present at Journal Club (Handbook pg 7)
- Check your block cart before first block (especially for resuscitation equipment)
- Calling the first block patients the night before is always a good idea to smooth the morning rush
- The rotation has 3 learnings objectives that are equally important:
- 1. learning the technique safely and efficiently.
- 2. learning to coordinate the flow of patient to avoid delays.
- 3. learning acute pain management including block assessment and rescue.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Kan firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns regarding your upcoming rotation. We are looking forward to having you on service.
Meredith Kan, M.D.
Director of RAAPM Residency Program