Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center
As Indiana’s first and busiest Level I trauma center, Eskenazi Health provides training in high acuity penetrating and non-penetrating trauma which often necessitate complicated surgical intervention. Anesthesia residents receive focused instruction in trauma resuscitation, difficult airways, vascular access, massive transfusion, and treatment of coagulopathies.
Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center
Eskenazi Health contains the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, serving as a regional referral center for complex thermal injuries. Anesthesia residents receive comprehensive training in burn resuscitation, volume management, transfusion medicine, and intravascular catheterization in patients with limited access sites. In addition, advanced modes of ventilation and difficult airway management are often required for patients with severe inhalational injuries.
Eskenazi Hospital has a high-volume obstetrics service, averaging approximately 2,500 deliveries per year. This experience provides significant exposure to various neuraxial techniques and includes obstetrical anesthesia for uncomplicated pregnancies, as well as more high-risk gestations. Eskenazi Hospital has two dedicated obstetrical operating rooms to accomplish the full spectrum of cases.
Eskenazi Hospitals’s Acute Pain Service is a consistent favorite among residents. Each resident spends two months focused entirely on regional anesthesia and acute pain management. The service provides a vast array of regional techniques, including both single shot and catheter placement. There are approximately 5,000 regional blocks placed annually, all of which are performed by residents with direct staff instruction. Eskenazi Hospital will serve as one of the rotation sites for the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship commencing August 2021.
Eskenazi Hospital provides anesthesia in a broad range of non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) sites. These NORA sites include endoscopy, MRI, cardiac electrophysiology, in addition to complex interventional radiology and neuroradiology procedures.