Facilities and Resources

Libraries

The Department of Anesthesiology library, also known as our Learning Resources Center (LRC), is supplied with current medical textbooks, journals, CDs, audiocassettes and computers with Internet access. Our LRC always contains recent anesthesiology texts and literature to keep our residents and faculty abreast of the current literature.

Also located within the hospital is a medical library filled with a collection of books emphasizing clinical medicine. It is searchable via the library's electronic catalog. It also offers popular magazines, newspapers and computers with Internet access to health and medical resources.


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 provides staff with the latest in educational technology.

The 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, hysteroscopic, urologic, neurologic and cardiovascular procedures; and ultrasound procedures and robotic surgery.


Resources

The program sponsors the fees for membership in the California Society of Anesthesiologists and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), as well as attendance at the annual ASA and Western Anesthesia Residents' Conference meetings.