The program sponsors the membership fees for California Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) as well as attendance to the annual SCA meeting and ECHO/TEE 20th Annual Comprehensive Review & Update of Perioperative Echo Week meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Department of Anesthesia library, also known as our Learning Resources Center (LRC), is supplied with current medical textbooks, journals, CD's and audiocassettes. There are computers with Internet access. Our LRC always contains recent anesthesia texts and literature to keep our residents and faculty abreast of the current literature.
Also located within Cedars-Sinai is a medical library, filled with a collection of books emphasizing clinical medicine, and it is searchable using the library's electronic catalog. Also available are popular magazines, newspapers and computers with Internet access to health and medical resources.
The Women's Guild Simulation Center
The Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is an immersive environment equipped with the latest in human patient simulators and medical devices. The center replicates the reality of professionals working together, performing different roles and navigating the latest technology within our system. Multi-professional clinical skills development, teamwork, improvement of communication and, ultimately, patient safety are at the heart of the center's ethos. This proactive approach — training in teams, communicating in teams and solving problems in teams — helps Cedars-Sinai provide the best possible care to patients, and it provides staff with the latest in educational technology.
The Women's Guild Simulation Center comprises two fully equipped and functioning operating rooms, an ICU, OB/GYN room and a trauma bay. In addition, it has a PICU/NICU and multiple rooms for skills training and development. The center includes a fully equipped computerized simulation room with simulators for practice in GI/ bronchoscopy procedures; laparoscopic, hysterscopic, urologic, neurologic and cardiovascular procedures; and ultrasound procedures and robotic surgery.