From UWSMPH - Department of Anesthesiology
Regional & Acute Pain Management Fellowship
The fellowship is divided between clinical experience, academic projects, and research. Other learning opportunities that can be incorporated in this fellowship year include ambulatory anesthesia and analgesic techniques, acute pain management in the chronic pain patient, and potential rotations at other institutions that excel in regional anesthesia.
Experience will be gained in a variety of regional anesthesia techniques performed for general, neurological, orthopedic, pediatric, plastic, thoracic, vascular, and urologic surgical cases. Upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve and plexus blocks, continuous catheter techniques for postoperative and acute pain management, paravertebral and TAP blocks, and central neuraxial techniques (including thoracic epidurals and combined spinal-epidurals) will be experienced as part of the fellowship program. Ultrasound guidance is used for the majority of peripheral nerve blocks. The fellow will also participate in the acute pain medicine service and in non-regional anesthesia cases during the training year.
The regional anesthesia and acute pain management fellow will spend about 20% of the time in research and academic activities. Under supervision, the fellow is expected to initiate at least one research project and prepare at least one research protocol during the training year.
For More Information