Use of Pharmacologic Models for Teaching Anesthesiology Residents
Current practice of anesthesia demands an increasing knowledge of pharmacokinetics. This area is a dynamic subject which requires, in addition to lectures, other tools to teach effectively. The author’s goal was to have residents learn and apply pharmacokinetics in patient care. Teaching was designed so that memorization of parameters was minimal and calculations could be performed with a hand held calculator. This teaching was reenforced by using laptop and palm held computers in the operating room. STELLA®, a graphics oriented modelling program for the Macintosh®, has proven to be a valuable aide in teaching and development.
KeywordsOperating Room Apple Macintosh Fentanyl Concentration Valuable Aide Pharmacologic Model
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