DIVISION: Trauma - Burns & Critical Care
OBJECTIVE: This rotation will provide for the inquisitive student an opportunity to integrate the multiple aspects of surgical-patho-physiology encountered in severe acute and prolonged life-threatening illness.
OFFERED: All months
STUDENTS: Maximum: 1 visiting medical student for each rotation
REQUIRED: Completion of core clerkship in Surgery
DESCRIPTION: The Burn Unit is in effect, a physiology laboratory in which the student can learn in-depth the interrelationships between fluid and electrolyte balance, shock, infection, sepsis, nutrition, wound healing, antibody host responses, as well as the management of respiratory insufficiency, cardiac failure, renal failure, hepatic failure and the clinical approach to their treatment. In addition, the student will have an opportunity to learn techniques of wound isolation, debridement, skin grafting, cosmetic and functional reconstruction; and the important role that the supportive medical and paramedical services offer in achieving these objectives.
DUTIES: That of an acting intern.