OBJECTIVE: Supervised consultation of infants and children with pulmonary problems, and supervised management of critically ill children in a pediatric intensive care unit. Emphasis is on the pathophysiology rationale of treatment and prognosis of pediatric diseases. Special emphasis is on pharmacology and toxicology in the ICU.
OFFERED: All months
STUDENTS: Maximum: 2 visiting medical students for each rotation
REQUIRED: Core clerkship in pediatrics and medicine
DESCRIPTION: This elective combines inpatient and outpatient pulmonology referrals with a pediatric ICU experience. Students will learn to interpret pediatric pulmonary function tests and infant pneumograms, and observe pediatric bronchoscopy. In the pediatric ICU, students will have tutorials on pathophysiology, toxicology and pharmacology. Teaching is one-on-one with pulmonology and critical care attending, with the participation of residents and fellows. Students may make brief presentations on selected ICU and pulmonary topics during the elective.
DUTIES: Students will act as supervised primary consultants on inpatient and outpatient pulmonology patients. They will act as supervised primary caregivers in the intensive care unit. There will be two nights of supervised on-call in the ICU per month.