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Electives - Internal Medicine, General Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit

Selective Number: (Oasis E20n) 1649

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Kyle Enfield

Coordinator: Karen Ward

Available: all Rotations

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Attending on service

Time to Report: 7:30 am

Place to Report: Medical Intensive Care Unit (3rd floor)

Typical Day: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Each student will be assigned to an individual intern/resident team and will follow the same call schedule (every 4th day) as that team. Students will perform admission workups on selected patients admitted to the service, present to the attending physician, write daily progress notes, present follow up, and participate in all aspects of patient care. Students will gain experience with state-of-the-art management of severely ill patients. The management of respirators, shock, and sepsis is emphasized. A lecture series is provided.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Diagnosis of the severely ill patient
  2. Management of respirators
  3. Management of shock
  4. Appropriate empirical use of antimicrobials
  5. Management of intravenous fluids and of electrolyte disorders
  6. Role of nursing in the ICU