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Department: MEANE-Anesthesiology
Course: 508-Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

Course Director: Jose M. Rivers, M.D.,Laura Torres, M.D.
Course Faculty: Dean B. Andropoulos, M.D.,Lisa Caplan, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery and Pediatrics
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
A four week elective designed to introduce the students to all facets of anesthesia care for the patient with congenital heart disease. Patient ages will range from newborn to adult, and clinical experience will include time in the general and cardiac operating rooms, cardiac catheterization laboratory, MRI suite and intensive care units.
Learning Activities
(1) Student will perform a preoperative evaluation according to the patient's medical condition. (2) Students gain experience in management of the pediatric airway, including mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation and LMA placement. (3) Student will receive supervised experience with placement of intravenous, arterial and central venous lines. (4) Student will acquire skills in patient assessment, monitoring and clinical
Evaluation Methods
This evaluation will be based upon clinical performance 70%, attendance 10%, fund of knowledge 10%, attitude and level of professional maturity 10%. The grading system will be Honor, High Pass, Pass, Marginal Pass, Fail.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Texas Children's Hospital, West Tower, 17th Floor, Dept of Anesthesiology
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Annette Brieno
Contact Phone: 713-798-1887
Contact Fax: 713-798-6374
Contact Location: Neurosensory Center, Suite NC114P

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