I was resident in anaesthesia department at shree MP shah medical college, Jamnagar for 3 years. It is a tertiary care hospital of 550 beds. I used to assist and sometimes conduct (independently) anaesthesia, covering a range of subspecialities such as general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology,spine surgery, ENT, maxillo-facial, ophthalmicsurgeries. Some of these lists have involved major surgical procedures such as whipples procedure, hepatic resection, thoracoscopy, gastrectomy, open radical nephrectomy, cystectomy, reconstructive free flap surgery and major gynaeoncological surgery.During on-call hours mostly twice a week, my duties include assisting and sometimes independently anaesthetising the cases , managing airway emergencies throughout the hospital, trauma and cardiac arrest calls (code blue team).
During my one month rotation as per my residency programme, I was introduced to cardiac anaesthesia. I have gained experience in the use of different inotropes and vasopressors. We had good hands on for placement and use of central venous catheters, pulmonary catheters and arterial lines.
The academic programme for residents included weekly seminars and lectures according to MCI guidelines.
The post has trained me in developing independent responsibility and decision making quality ensuring high standards of care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs.