Resident Review  |   August 2018
Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine in a Department of Anesthesiology
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Critical Care / Education / CPD / Infectious Disease / Respiratory System / Technology / Equipment / Monitoring / Resident Review
Resident Review   |   August 2018
Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine in a Department of Anesthesiology
ASA Monitor 8 2018, Vol.82, 62-65.
ASA Monitor 8 2018, Vol.82, 62-65.
Few feelings rival the satisfaction experienced when one finally achieves a long-sought professional goal. Certainly, successful completion of an anesthesiology residency ranks high on that list. From trainee to staff, to be actively engaged in sustaining and protecting patients throughout their perioperative experience is a noble undertaking. As the field of anesthesiology has matured with its influence expanded beyond the traditional limits of the operative suite, both the challenges and rewards inherent to our profession have similarly grown. Still, there can come a time when the day-to-day practice of anesthesiology may become, well … routine.
For me, Dr. Brett Hart, that day came when I realized I could achieve even greater professional rewards by pairing the physiology and medicine expertise I had gained as an anesthesiologist with the unique experiential pursuit of undersea and hyperbaric medicine (UHM). What does UHM have to with anesthesia? Both the practice of anesthesiology and UHM require a profound understanding of human cardiorespiratory and gas exchange physiology, as well as the ability to apply that knowledge under unusual and, in some cases, extreme environmental conditions.
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August 3, 2018
Steven Arentz
The Anesthesia Center
Shortage of Physicians in Hawaii for Hyperbaric Medicine

The Hyperbaric Treatment Center (HTC), operated by the University of Hawaiʻi, Burns School of Medicine, is currently out of service as of October 19, 2017, due to inadequate number of physicians available for full-time emergency services at the center!

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