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

Course Coordinator: Dr. Crystal C. Wright
Course Faculty: Dr. Dean Andropoulos
Elective Location: TCH
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery and Pediatrics required, a prior anesthesia elective desirable
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: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Faculty approval required for all Anesthesia elective registration. A four week elecitve designed to introduce the students to all facets of anesthesia care for the patient with congenital heart disease. Patient ages wil range from newborn to adult, and clinical experience will include time in the general and cardiac operating rooms, cardiac cathetirazation laboratory, MRI suite and intensive care units.(Limited number of visiting student participation) Students must invest four or more weeks to receive elective credit.
Learning Activities
Experience will be gained in management of the pediatric airway, including mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation and LMA placement. Students will also receive supervised experience with placement of intravenous, arterial and central venous lines, as well as acquiring skills in patient assessment, monitoring and clinical physiology and pharmacology. Didactic instruction includes twice weekly lectures and conferences along with monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. Night call is not required. This elective is recommended for students considering a career in Anesthesiology or Pediatrics. The student should report to Texas Children's Hospital West Tower, 19h floor, room B19277 at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the rotation. Ms. Rosie Avington, administrative assistant to Dr. Andropoulas, will greet them. Appropriate hospital attire should be worn, and a locker and access to OR scrubs will be provided at the time.
Evaluation Methods
A conference will be held with the student midway through the elective in order to determine whether the learning objectives are being successfully met. A conferende will also be held with the student at the conclusion of the elective to obtain feedback and to discuss faculty evaluations. The planned grading system will be H, HP, P, MP, F.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Texas Children's Hospital
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Annette Brieno -- Off on Fridays
Contact Phone: 713-798-1887
Contact Fax: 713-798-6374
Contact Location: 1709 Dryden, Suite 1700
Address: Dept of Anesthesiology; Faculty Center
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