Anesthesiology residents will conduct a minimum of two obstetric anesthesia rotations, as required by the ACGME. While rotating in OB, residents will participate in the care of patients with normal and complicated pregnancy and parturition, and will manage diverse obstetric and anesthetic challenges. With this experience and knowledge, residents will learn to combine technical skills and clinical decision-making in ways that permit interventions to promote or restore maternal and fetal safety, and to relieve pain and suffering.
During the first rotation, residents will learn basic managment of the pregant patient, including physiologic changes and anesthetic options and their effects on the parturient and her fetus, differential diagnosis of common complications, and appropriate management. The second rotation provides an opportunity to further develop an understanding of obstetrics, including increasingly autonomous managementof complex patients.
In addition to rotating at UF Health & Shands, senior residents may have the opportunity to electively rotate at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, which is one of the busiest labor and delivery units in the nation.