Elective Title: 93KI780 — PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE - RILEY HOSPITAL
The student will be an active member of a team caring for critically ill children in the thirty-five bed Riley Pediatric Intensive Care Units. Students will learn, at the bedside through "hands-on" experience and through didactic sessions, from pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, each subspecialist an expert in specific areas of intensive care. The elective experience is coordinated by board certified pediatric critical care medicine specialists. Emphasis is placed on learning physiological principles and applying them to patients with multi system disease. The elective will offer learning opportunities in control of the airway and mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic and intracranial pressure monitoring, pharmacology, and nutrition. Intellectually stimulating diagnostic and management problems in patients with life-threatening infections, hematologic, pulmonary, neurologic, and gastroenterologic illnesses are seen. Excellent exposure to the principles of postoperative management of general pediatric surgical patients and trauma patients will be offered. On call responsibilities will be every fifth night with a senior resident. This elective includes bi-weekly lectures on topics pertinent to the care of seriously ill children.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Nathen Swinger, MD (email@example.com)
Director: Nathen D. Swinger, M.D.
Location: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)
- 1) Recognize signs and symptom of cardiopulmonary compromise in the pediatric patient (PC2)
- 2) Develop skills to stabilize acute decompensation in the pediatric patient (MK4)
- 3) Present a critically ill patient in a systems oriented approach to management (SBP1)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation, although the student may be asked to give a brief presentation on a topic pertinent to a specific patient)
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Pediatric clerkship must be completed
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 35-45
Time Distribution: 70% Clinical; 15% Lecture; 15% Library
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Add/Drop Contact Person: Nathen Swinger, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org) This elective is recommended for students who are planning a career in pediatrics, combined pediatrics/internal medicine, pediatric surgery, pediatric critical care, emergency room medicine, pediatric surgical subspecialties or pediatric anesthesiology.
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None