Anaesthesia and Resuscitation

For over thirty years, our service has been accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare for training resident doctors in anaesthesia and resuscitation. All the members of our service are teachers and 12 of them are also tutors. Some members are professors at the Autonomous University’s Faculty of Medicine, for Masters and courses, as well as being part of research projects, authors of publications, etc.

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Anesthesiology and resuscitation training itinerary

Contact with the teaching unit

Our Teaching Unit attracts medical students from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, residents and specialists. Every year, it teaches over 120 resident doctors (45 of whom are the service's own residents) in the cross-cutting, specific skills of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, and in Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) for anaesthesia, and complements the training of over 20 specialists in anaesthesia and other specialities. It also offers an advanced international training programme in Paediatric Anaesthesia. 

On our Campus, you have the opportunity to attend, learn and reflect on the care performed for all kinds of pathologies. In order to facilitate integration into the service and speciality, during the first month of rotation, the resident is trained in cross-cutting skills, via the Hospital's Teaching Unit, and in the basics of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, through a personalised training plan. In addition to assisting in various areas, sessions and compulsory courses, the individual training plan for our residents includes participation in the theory-practical modules specifically designed for each training year. These are run by experts in the specific subject skill of the module.

The efforts of our Teaching Unit are directed towards training excellent, thoughtful professionals with a critical spirit, by and for our present-day society. 

In 2023 Dr. Marc Mendo, resident of Anesthesiology in Vall d'Hebron, wins the Jo Innovo Award 2023. His innovative project, 'High Level Support for Critical Situations', revolutionizes the response to cardiac arrest with a unique application. The award includes support from Vall d’Hebron to implement the idea, as well as an experience at the Karolinska Institute.

Marc Mendo wins Jo innovo 2023

Why practise this speciality at Vall d'Hebron?

  • Because the teaching here ensures safe, high-quality clinical practice, with Teaching Coordination that continually reviews and supervises the protocols and knowledge that are taught.
  • Because we prepare you for a future in which residents can perform anaesthesia and resuscitation applied to all existing specialities and in any healthcare hospital.
  • Because we have trained over 400 professionals and we have had extensive experience in training Anaesthesia and Resuscitation specialists since 1972.
  • Because we offer residents a weekly course where practice and simulation is the most commonly used methodology, in order to ensure real, high-quality learning.
  • Because we foster the participation of residents in existing lines of research.
  • Because we also offer residents the opportunity of doing their doctoral thesis with us.
  • Because we are the cutting edge and we include new surgical techniques, new diagnostic methods and treatments on demand. 
  • Because the training we offer is cross-cutting and residents learn not only the most common, but also the most complex procedures.

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