Welcome to the Comprehensive Pain Service rotation. This rotation provides an excellent opportunity to learn acute and chronic pain management principles for hospitalized patients, beginning with an individualized assessment of each patient with respect to their pre-morbid pain problems in the context of their global health risk profile. Analgesic treatments including utilization of procedural modalities such as neuraxial anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks and catheter infusion, as well as comprehensive pain management including oral, intravenous, intrathecal and subcutaneous routes of analgesic administration, will be stressed. In addition, non-pharmacologic therapies will be used in an evidence-based, multimodal manner. The emphasis of this rotation is on the, indications, contraindications, and performance of procedural therapies, and essential communication between services. Management of patients postoperatively for acute pain issues and consultative care of chronic hospitalized patients are essential components of this rotation.
The Comprehensive Pain Service rotation is designed to provide anesthesiology residents with the core knowledge and skill sets needed to practice acute and chronic hospital- based pain management effectively in both academic and private practices. Residents will learn appropriate professional behavior, communication, and systems-based practice by coordinating patient care with other services, managing CPS services on the floor, and managing problems and complications related to regional anesthesia, medication management and invasive surgical techniques.
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