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Coronary Care Inpatient Service

Selective Number: (Oasis S26e) 1648

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Jim Bergin

Available: Rotations 1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b, 7b, 8b, 9b, 10b, 11b

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Attending/Fellow on Coronary Care Unit

Time to Report: 7:30 am

Place to Report: Coronary Care Unit 4th floor UVA Hospital

Typical Day: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Number of students per rotation: 1

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. The student is often perceived by the patient as the primary caregiver and will often have an important role in communicating to patients and families. Students will gain experience with state-of-the-art management of acute cardiac emergencies. The rapid interpretation of EKGs is emphasized. All medical students taking cardiology Selectives will be added as users to www.uvarealm.com, the Cardiovascular Division's educational website.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Presentation of acute/emergent cardiac disease
  2. Initial evaluation of acute cardiac disease
  3. Rapid interpretation of the electrocardiogram
  4. Physical diagnosis of cardiac disease
  5. Management of severe cardiac disease including coronary artery disease, valvular hear disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias
  6. Cardiac resuscitation