Rotations

Subspecialty rotations at Yale-New Haven Hospital include Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, Anesthesia for Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Neuroanesthesia, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, Liver Transplantation, Acute Pain Management, Chronic Pain Management and Post Anesthesia Care. Regional anesthesia is taught during all clinical rotations, especially neuraxial anesthesia.

The resident receives a focused experience in regional anesthesia during the Block Rotation. During the Block Rotation, the resident reviews the entire OR schedule to find patients who might benefit from a peripheral nerve block. In association with the Block Attending, the resident approaches the patient and, when appropriate, performs the block in the preoperative area. Interscalene, axillary, femoral, sciatic, popliteal, and continuous femoral nerve block are commonly used for orthopedic procedures.

Typical Residency Rotations


Rotation
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
CA-1
G
G
APS
PACU/PAT
AMB
APS
G
AMB
SICU
G
VA
AMB
PACU/PAT
CA-2
PED
G
VA
CV
SICU
OB
N
OB
CV
TPV
PEDS
AMB
G
CA-3
PED
TPV
OB
N
PED
OB
CP
AMB
N
CV
ACT
PED
CV

Key

AMBAmbulatoryOBObestrical/Gynecological
APSAcute Pain ServicePEDPediatrics
CPChronic Pain ManagementSICUSurigical Intensive Care Unit
CVCardiacTPVThoracic & Peripheral Vascular
GGeneralVAVA Medical Center
NNeuroanesthesia