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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
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery and Pediatrics
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
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:
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 cathetirization laboratory, MRI suite and intensive care units. Monday – Friday, Clinical 6:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, Individual Academic Site Conferences Wednesday, Department Grand Rounds, 6:30 - 7:30 am Mondays & Wednesdays, CA I Lectures, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
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. 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 conference will also be held with the student at the conclusion of the elective to obtain feedback and to discuss faculty evaluations. 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
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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