Main Operating Room Curriculum

The main operating rooms are where a significant portion of the nonsubspeciality rotations take place.  Each rotation is distinct and the goals and objectives of each can be viewed here:
   Hillcrest and Thornton          VA Hospital    
 CA-1   Main OR CA-1  Main OR CA-1 VA
 CA-2  Main OR CA-2  Main OR CA-2 VA
 CA-3  Main OR CA-3  Main OR CA-3 VA
To better understand how a typical day runs, how to prepare and to clarify your call responsibilities, please review the policies and procedures:
The syllabus for the rotation can viewed here:

Available Online Resources
- Most resources require you to be on campus or logged in through the VPN.

Miller's Anesthesia
 Comprehensive anesthesia reference textbook

Morgan and Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology 2013  Easy reading fundamentals 

Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia 2013   In-depth discussion of anesthesia-specific pharmacology and physiology

Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease 2012  Primary source to read about your patient's co-existing medical problems before your cases

Handbook for Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease 2013  Quick reference companion to Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease

 Evidence-based practice of anesthesiology 2013  Great summary of the evidence on a variety of topics
   Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications  Builds understanding of the physical principles of equipment, the rationale for its use, delivery systems for inhalational anesthesia, systems monitoring, and hazards and safety features.

 Anesthesiology   Monthly Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 
 Anesthesia and Analgesia  Monthly Journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)