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Preanesthetic Assessment 1

  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michael Domurat
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jeffrey Berman
    Pages 10-20
  4. Clifford Gewirtz
    Pages 21-29
  5. Nirmala Balan
    Pages 30-39
  6. Richard B. Patt
    Pages 50-57
  7. Michael Domurat
    Pages 68-76
  8. Irene Osborn
    Pages 85-91
  9. Richard B. Patt
    Pages 92-99
  10. Werner Pfisterer
    Pages 100-108
  11. John Prinscott
    Pages 109-116
  12. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    Pages 117-126
  13. Richard B. Patt
    Pages 127-139
  14. David Amar
    Pages 140-147
  15. Zenaida Aurellano-Hoh
    Pages 148-155
  16. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    Pages 156-165
  17. Gary Hartstein
    Pages 166-176
  18. Robert Hirsh
    Pages 177-186
  19. Ingrid Hollinger
    Pages 187-197
  20. Lydia Alcantara
    Pages 198-203
  21. Jonathan Halevy
    Pages 204-216
  22. Gerald M. Scheinman
    Pages 217-230
  23. Catherine Gulati
    Pages 231-241
  24. James B. Mueller
    Pages 242-255
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 257-305

About this book

Introduction

The primary mission of the medical school is to create new doctors. Once the medical student has received his or her doctorate, the medical school's interest in, and acceptance of, responsibility for the continued professional development of the physician ceases almost entirely. Yet, with scientific advances in medicine increasing exponentially and the inevitable erosion of memory with time, teachings from our schools of medicine become increasingly irrelevant, forgotten, or both. To maintain competence, the physician must continuously re-educate him- or herself. CME-Continuing Medical Education-will probably never attain the status of the medical school's degree-granting undergraduate program, but medical schools and their faculties must recognize their responsibility, not creating competent physicians but also for maintaining that com­ only for petence. is the product of a Continuing Medical Education program This volume initiated by the Department of Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein Col­ lege of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Our Department of Anes­ thesiology has historically been, and continues to be, unusually active in post-doctoral education through regional and national conferences and symposia. We recognized, however, that programs that bring physicians together in one location for a limited menu of lectures, questions, and discussion reach only a fraction of the potential audience of anesthesiolo­ gists. Such programs, as valuable as they are, by their very structure exclude more anesthesiologists than they include.

Keywords

anesthesiology assessment development education erosion medical education medicine memory preanesthetic assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityBronxUSA

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