Core Clinical Competencies in Anesthesiology: A Case-based Approach

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Overview

The core clinical competencies in anesthesiology can be pretty blurry - just how do they apply to real life? This book answers this question, incorporating the core clinical competencies into an engaging format that anesthesiologists like - case studies. So, far from being a "dry and dusty volume of forgotten lore," this book actually makes learning the competencies fun! Written in the same engaging style as a number of other anesthesia books (specifically, the Board Stiff opus) by leading anesthesiologists from leading medical centers across the United States, this book will bring the core clinical competencies to life for residents, attendings, and medical students alike.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is an exercise for both residents and attendings in how to become fully conversant with the six core clinical competencies in anesthesiology.
Purpose: The purpose is to inform attendings how to evaluate residents on a daily basis according to core competency criteria as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and to explain to residents what to expect when they are being evaluated. The book describes the different criteria nicely, which is important since most resources that deal with this topic are vague and short on specific examples.
Audience: The book is clearly meant for anesthesia residents and faculty, but other faculty and residents can use it as a guide for their specialties. The editors have extensive experience teaching and dealing with resident review committees.
Features: Six sections contain 76 different case scenarios and each is edited by a different author. The purpose is to explain how the six core competency evaluation can be applied to any case scenario. Each case is briefly outlined, followed by a series of real-life events that happen to patients. The authors apply the six core competencies one by one as the case unfolds. The book highlights important points or aspects that should be addressed by residents and on which they will be evaluated. The book is also an exercise in simulation or interactive case management, and the cases illustrate common occurrences. The authors never lose sight of the fact that this is not an anesthesia textbook, but an exercise in resident evaluation. Different subspecialties of anesthesia from cardiovascular and critical care to pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology are represented. However, there is no case scenario for acute or chronic pain management, which is unfortunate since this is an area that requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes interaction among unhappy patients, nurses, and surgeons. It's an ideal way to test the core competency skill of residents; describing few such cases would really help.
Assessment: This book is a real asset for faculty who deal with residents every day. With so much stress on resident evaluation but little guidance, this book is sorely needed. Too often residents do not really know how they are evaluated, but this book brings everything into the open and leaves nothing to the imagination. There is no ambivalence and no excuses on either side.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is an exercise for both residents and attendings in how to become fully conversant with the six core clinical competencies in anesthesiology.
Purpose: The purpose is to inform attendings how to evaluate residents on a daily basis according to core competency criteria as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and to explain to residents what to expect when they are being evaluated. The book describes the different criteria nicely, which is important since most resources that deal with this topic are vague and short on specific examples.
Audience: The book is clearly meant for anesthesia residents and faculty, but other faculty and residents can use it as a guide for their specialties. The editors have extensive experience teaching and dealing with resident review committees.
Features: Six sections contain 76 different case scenarios and each is edited by a different author. The purpose is to explain how the six core competency evaluation can be applied to any case scenario. Each case is briefly outlined, followed by a series of real-life events that happen to patients. The authors apply the six core competencies one by one as the case unfolds. The book highlights important points or aspects that should be addressed by residents and on which they will be evaluated. The book is also an exercise in simulation or interactive case management, and the cases illustrate common occurrences. The authors never lose sight of the fact that this is not an anesthesia textbook, but an exercise in resident evaluation. Different subspecialties of anesthesia from cardiovascular and critical care to pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology are represented. However, there is no case scenario for acute or chronic pain management, which is unfortunate since this is an area that requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes interaction among unhappy patients, nurses, and surgeons. It's an ideal way to test the core competency skill of residents; describing few such cases would really help.
Assessment: This book is a real asset for faculty who deal with residents every day. With so much stress on resident evaluation but little guidance, this book is sorely needed. Too often residents do not really know how they are evaluated, but this book brings everything into the open and leaves nothing to the imagination. There is no ambivalence and no excuses on either side.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521144131
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Christopher J. Gallagher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University. He is the recipient of teaching awards from Duke University, the University of Miami, and Stony Brook University. He was also awarded the Anesthesiology Teaching Recognition Award for Achievement in Education by the International Anesthesia Research Society. Dr Gallagher is the author of books on oral boards, anesthesia procedures, and TEE simulation. Outside of medicine, he has written one book on tennis, one on World War I, and another on learning foreign languages. He is fluent in five languages, conversant in another five, and can ask for the bathroom in an additional five. He has not yet achieved People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People' list, but hope's spring is eternal in the human breast. He is the father of one and husband of one.

Dr Michael C. Lewis is a Professor at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He has served as Chief of Anesthesia Service at the Miami Veterans Affair and as Director of Medical Student Teaching. He also held the position of Chief of Academic Programs in Transplant Anesthesia in addition to his capacity as Residency Program Director, Chair of the Medical School Faculty Council, and Vice Chair of the University Senate. Most recently, he has been appointed as Assistant Dean for the International Graduate Medical Education. Dr Lewis has been awarded a Hartford Award from the American Society of Geriatrics and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2006. He is active in the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, presently serving as its president. He is also the current national president of the Israel Medical Association, World Fellowship: USA and is on two committees of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, while being an active member of the House of Delegates. He is married to Judy and has three daughters.

Dr Deborah Schwengel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins and a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She is Founder and Director of the International Adoption Clinic of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. In addition, she is a critical care consultant at St. Agnes Hospital and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. Dr Schwengel's research is focused on clinical studies of the care of asthmatic patients in the pediatric intensive and intermediate care units, the placement of catheters in pediatric surgical patients, anesthesia care for patients undergoing spinal fusion, and the pharmacokinetics of magnesium in children with asthma.

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Table of Contents

Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI.

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