Elective Title: 93KN710 — BASIC NEONATOLOGY (NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE)
The student will function as a member of a health care team for newborn infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the new Eskenazi Health, a 36 bed single room formatted intensive care nursery which opened in December 2013. Students will participate in patient management of a variety of clinical situations, ranging from the mildly sick to critically ill newborns. This rotation provides opportunities for students to become familiar with the pathophysiology of a variety of neonatal disorders while gaining experience in patient clinical management. Students will participate in prenatal counseling, support of patients frequently with complex social and medical needs, the obstetrical management of high risk deliveries, and participate in newborn resuscitation and stabilization. Delivery room management of newborns high-risk infants is anticipated. Experiential learning may be augmented by participation in an in situ simulation in the Eskenazi NICU that occurs monthly on one morning. The rotation includes late night call and students are encouraged to have security escort them to their vehicles. This rotation is recommended for students anticipating a career in pediatrics, family practice, or obstetrics. Supervision by pediatric residents, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal fellows, and faculty is provided. It is expected that the student will arrange for a minimum of two late night sessions (until 10pm) to participate in evening patient care.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sarah Worrell (email@example.com )
Director: Liz Wetzel, M.D.
Location: Eskanazi Health Services - Neonatal ICU (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Dr. Funches, Dr. Lemons, Dr. Khurana, Dr. Lorant, Dr. Matory, Dr, Salih, Dr. Sokol
- 1) Discover various aspects of perinatal care, including prenatal consultation, delivery room resuscitation, stablization of newborns and their subsequent care (PC2)
- 2) Recognize and describe various disease processes and the pathophysiology affecting premature and newborn babies (MK3)
- Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Evaluations will be completed by faculty with whom the student worked with based on clinical interactions).
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Pediatric clerkship must be completed
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40-50
Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None