Clinical Functions and Duties

The Section of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care is responsible for all anaesthetic services rendered throughout the University Hospital of the West Indies. These include the following :-

The main operating theatre suite which consists of five operating rooms. There is at least one resident per elective operating list and a consultant in charge of overseeing the running of the theatre and the Recovery Room.

The labour ward, for operative delivery and pain relief during labour, including a 24-hour epidural service.

The Ophthalmology theatre where elective and emergency ophthalmology procedures are performed.

The Family Planning Unit, where (diagnostic and curative) laparoscopic surgery is
performed. This unit has widened its scope and has now undertaken the task of in-vitro fertilization.

The Radiology department for radio-diagnostic procedures such as; cardiac catheterization, computerized tomographic (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and angiograms.

The Accident & Emergency Department assisting with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and stabilization of patient/s as part of the emergency/trauma team involvement in the management of accident victims.

The Anaesthetic Clinic where patients scheduled for elective surgeries are evaluated and measures instituted as necessary to optimize them pre-operatively.

The general wards where consultation is given in the management of cardiac arrest/s, cardio-respiratory problems and critical care problems are requested.are-emergency-medicine