Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine

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Pediatrics Anesthesia

Anesthesia and Surgery in Children:
Reducing Pain, Fear and Anxiety

11 a.m. PST  |  Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Join pediatric anesthesiology expert Zeev Kain, MD, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at UC Irvine Health, for a live webinar to discuss the effects of anesthesia and surgery on children. Kain will explain the steps he takes to reduce fear, pain and anxiety in children who are facing surgery. Dr. Kain is one of the world’s leading experts on improving the quality of life for children and families before, during and after surgical procedures.

Join the conversation on YouTube or on Twitter by using #UCIHealthChat.

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2014 California Anesthesia Medical Student Symposium
"Understanding the Future of Anesthesiology"

Dr. Wilson sharing news about cirical care services

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Irvine, California

This third annual symposium will be an exciting opportunity for medical students to experience and better understand the future of the exciting specialty, anesthesiology. Lecture and workshop topics are expected to include Perioperative Surgical Home, Ultrasound in the OR, CRNA’s expanding role, simulation, and increasing automation. The symposium will also feature a residency fair with all of the top California Residency Programs represented.

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Periopeartive Surgical Home (PSH) Conference
The 1st Annual Periopeartive Surgical Home Summit

Periopeartive Surgical Home Summit PSH Conference

Saturday-Sunday  |  June 7-8, 2014
The Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

This two-day conference will provide anesthesiologists, surgeons, hospitalists and healthcare executives a comprehensive understanding of the conceptual framework as well as practical techniques for implementing the Perioperative Surgical Home care model. The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a multi-departmental initiative aimed at transforming surgical care by improving quality, lowering costs and increasing patient and provider satisfaction. Through lectures, panel discussion and open format roundtable discussions, the 1st Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit promises to be an excellent, real-world learning experience.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

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Department News

  • Harvard Anesthesiologist to Lead the Pain Management Program at UC Irvine Health
    We are delighted to announce that Padma Gulur, MD, has accepted the position of director of pain services at UC Irvine Health. Gulur comes to us from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Harvard Medical School where she served as director of...
  • UC Irvine Anesthesia Experts Introduce New Model of Surgical Care
    The inaugural Perioperative Surgical Home Summit hosted by UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care on June 7-8, 2014 provided medical professionals with evidence-based data for a new model of patient care...
  • Joint Commission Certifies UC Irvine Health Hip and Knee Replacement Programs
    UC Irvine Health’s Joint Surgical Home has come a long way since its inception in 2012 under the leadership of Dr. Zeev Kain, Dr. Ranjan Gupta and Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf. Not only the project reached its high success rate in lowering the cost of care, decreasing patient’s length of hospital stay and ...
  • What is a Periopeartive Surgical Home?
    The “medical home” is just one of the healthcare reform measures proposed to provide coordinated care and reduce healthcare costs. Best described as a philosophy of primary care, the medical home should be patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety...
  • UC Irvine Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Faculty Publishes Three Medical Books Transforming the Next Generation of Anesthesiologists and the Future of Anesthesiology
    The department is leading significant change in the field of practicing anesthesiology with three recently books published by the faculty that have earned national prominence...
  • FAER: Dr. Zeev Kain's New Appointment
    The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Zeev Kain for one three-year term to the board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)...
  • Maura Hofstadter, PhD Receives Excellence in Leadership Award
    Maura Hofstadter, PhD, Associate Chair and Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care of the University of California, Irvine, received the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award, UC Irvine’s top staff honor...
  • Forum Focus - Perioperative Surgical Home Model
    As hospitals and health systems look for ways to improve quality and safety while reducing costs, one new model of care, led by anesthesiologists, is doing just that. Modeled after the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), the perioperative surgical home (PSH) model coordinates...
  • Dr. Shalini Shah featured in OC Metro's Forty Under Forty
    Annual list of OC’s most impressive young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals. Shah’s extensive training to become the only specialist in Southern California with her unique credential to treat chronic pain in children began at New York’s Cornell University...
  • UC Health Innovation Fellowships to Improve Clinical Care
    Maxime Cannesson, MD and Shermeen Vakharia, MD received fellowships from the University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation to support projects designed to improve the quality and value of care delivered by UC Health...
  • Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, New Section Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia
    Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD has been appointed as the new Section Editor for Technology, Computing, and Monitoring for the Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. In this role, Dr. Cannesson will be responsible for all manuscripts related to Technology, Computing...
  • Joint Surgical Home Launched
    The VBP Program, as required by the Affordable Care Act, is the beginning of an historic change in how Medicare pays health care providers and facilities. For the first time, hospitals across the country will be paid for...
  • Dr. Michelle Fortier Awarded $729K Grant from the American Cancer Society
    The Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research from ACS provides support for mentored research to junior faculty in order to develop into independent investigators in cancer control and prevention...

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