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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - St. Mary's Hospital

Elective Number: 2429 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. James Laham

Corrdinator/Contact: Dr. Laham (James_Laham@bshsi.org)

Duration: 4 weeks (can do 2-weeks, but must arrange that with Dr. Laham)

Available: All Rotations

Report to: On-Service PICU Attending

Time to Report: 8:00am

Place to Report: 4th Floor PICU - St. Mary's Hospital (5801 Bremo Rd Richmond, VA)

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 or 6:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Suggested preparatory reading: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine texts and St. Mary's PICU resident PowerPoint/Word lecture series.

Number of students per rotation:

Course Description: The student will work side by side with the attending in the PICU. Student will be exposed to the fundamentals of pediatric critical care. The available lectures include topics such as acute respiratory distress/failure, airway management, ashtma, cardiopulmonary ineractions, diabetes mellitus, fluid and electrolyte therapy, hemodynamics, renal failure, and sepsis/septic shock.

Specific tasks the students will be responsible for: H&P's, assisting attending with procedures, writing orders, counseling families, etc.; didactic lectures & presentations and related readings.

Learning Objectives:

A. Evaluate & Improve Knowledge of Basic Pediatric Critical Care Skills to include, but not limited to medical management of:

1. Acute respiratory distress/failure

2. Asthma

3. Diabetes Mellitus

4. Sepsis/Septic Shock

5. Status Epliepticus

B. Postoperative Management of Surgical Conditions such as:

1. Acute Appendicitis

2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/Feeding Intolerance

3. Cranial Vault Remodeling

4. Idiopathic & Neuromuscular Scoliosis



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