Twas a short trip, but I learnt a lot.
My introduction to anaesthetics was gentle. Starting with the basics, I was advised on what to learn and read up about, the basics of the risks involved, and the indications and contraindications.
My learning was encouraged by questions and revision of the basics. Practical skills were encouraged and with repetition, I slowly understood what needed to be done, and what to watch for.
It challenged me in my knowledge. It stimulated interest.
I definitely feel like I have learnt a lot and in particular, feel more confident with achieving and maintaining a patent airway.
I also got two intubations down (from two), which is a good start!
As a farewell, my mentor signed me up for a presentation and dinner.
At the Grand Hyatt Singapore Hotel, speech on Multi-modal strategies in the management of post-op pain given by Professor Schug of the University of WA and Royal Perth Hospital. It was a very interesting speech, concentrating on the benefits of COX-2 inhibitors in conjunction with opioids, as well as the use of pregabalin/gabapentin.
And the food.
Oh my the food.
|Tuna and Avocado Tartar, with Lavoche and Remoulade Sauce|
|Previously a Cream of Mushroom soup|
|Pan-fried Fillet of Cod, Puy Lentils, Gratin Potatoes, Glazed Asparagus, with Dijon Mustard Sauce|
|Crispy Chocolate Praline Cake, with Raspberries and Vanilla Cream|