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PEDS 314A: Pediatric Intensive Care Clerkship

Selective 2. Open to visitors. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has moved into the new hospital building and is a busy 36-bed academic unit that teaches students to recognize and care for critically ill children. The patients are comprised of medical, surgical, and trauma patients both from within LPCH or are referred from other hospitals throughout Northern California. The medical admissions cover a broad range of disease processes ranging from respiratory failure, to shock, to multi-system organ dysfunction. Surgical patients represent diverse pathologies and vary from solid organ transplants to various types of neurosurgical procedures to multiple other general and sub-specialty procedures. Students will learn the pathophysiology of critical illness in children, understand the many monitoring devices used in the ICU, and become familiar with the various treatment modalities available for organ failure ranging from mechanical ventilation to ECMO. The basic differences in both more »
Selective 2. Open to visitors. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has moved into the new hospital building and is a busy 36-bed academic unit that teaches students to recognize and care for critically ill children. The patients are comprised of medical, surgical, and trauma patients both from within LPCH or are referred from other hospitals throughout Northern California. The medical admissions cover a broad range of disease processes ranging from respiratory failure, to shock, to multi-system organ dysfunction. Surgical patients represent diverse pathologies and vary from solid organ transplants to various types of neurosurgical procedures to multiple other general and sub-specialty procedures. Students will learn the pathophysiology of critical illness in children, understand the many monitoring devices used in the ICU, and become familiar with the various treatment modalities available for organ failure ranging from mechanical ventilation to ECMO. The basic differences in both pathophysiology and management of critically ill children as compared to adults should also become apparent. Students are expected to function at the level of a Sub-Intern on this rotation. Students must obtain approval from Bernadette Carvalho prior to registering for this clerkship. Please email requests to berniec@stanford.edu. Prereq: Peds 300A, Anes 306A. Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period. Reporting Instructions: Where: If assigned to Team-A, report to on service Attending physician / PICU fellow in PICU, LPCH Main 420 Team room ¿ 4th floor; If assigned to Team-B, report to on service Attending physician / PICU fellow in PICU, LPCH Main 320 Team room ¿ 3rd floor; Time: 7:45 am. nUnits: 6. Call Code: 2 - Students will be expected to take 6 weeknight and 2 weekend call shifts during the 4 week rotation. Student will stay until 10pm and are not expected to stay overnight. Director: Saraswati Kache, M.D. (650-723-7453, skache@stanford.edu). Other Faculty: Stanford PICU faculty. Coord: Bernadette F. Carvalho (berniec@stanford.edu). (LPCH)
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