Acting Internship in Pediatric Intensive Care
Catalog Description: Students will work as a member of the fellow-attending physician team in assessing and treating all medical and surgical patients on the pediatric intensive care unit. Common problems, such as acute respiratory failure, airway compromise, shock, multiple organ system failure, sepsis, and acute depressed level of consciousness, will be discussed in detail. Recurring management issues such as vascular access, airway management, mechanical ventilation, and pharmacologic cardiovascular support will be addressed.
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Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:00am-4:00pm (non call days), 7:00am-10:00pm (call days), 2-3 calls/week, 1 weekend/clerkship
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
Course Objectives: The objectives of this rotation are to understand the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of life-threatening illnesses in pediatric patients.
- Clinical assessment by faculty
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Limited to Student Type: No
Course equivalency: N/A
Related curricular experience:
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