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Competency and Proficiency Statements

Upon completion of training, the student/resident shall be proficient in:

  • Assessing the medical status of a patient through a comprehensive history and physical examination in preparation for anesthesia/sedation and determining the suitability for the proposed anesthetic care.  Be able to communicate this information to the referring surgeon/dentist
  • Developing an anesthetic plan appropriate for the surgical procedure and medical status of the patient
  • Carrying out the anesthetic plan, including:
  • Providing appropriate pain control, including insensibility to pain, during surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures

    Providing relief from anxiety during surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures

    Monitoring and restoration of homeostasis during the perioperative period, including evaluation and maintenance of respiratory and circulatory status

  • Clinical management and teaching of medical emergencies, including cardiac and pulmonary resuscitation

Upon completion of training, the student/resident shall be competent in:

  • The diagnosis and medical management of acute orofacial pain, including providing consultation to the operating surgeon/dentist regarding post-operative analgesic options
  • The understanding and interpretation of scientific research in order to critically evaluate the literature and apply it to improve patient care

Upon completion of training, the student/resident shall be familiar with:

  • The diagnosis and management of chronic orofacial pains