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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 557-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Course Director: Danny Castro, D.O.
Course Faculty: Jeanine Marie Graf, M.D.,Jorge Antonio Coss-Bu,Mohammad Hossein Tcharmtchi, M.D.,Fong Wilson Lam, M.D.,Mona L. McPherson, M.D., M.P.H.,,Moushumi Sur, M.B.B.S.,Renan Orellana, M.D.,Satid Thammasitboon, M.D.,Ayse Akcan Arikan, M.D.,Moreshwar S. Desai, M.B.B.S.,Trung C. Nguyen, M.D.,Laura L. Loftis, M.D.,Yi-Chen Lai, M.D.,Aarti Charudatta Bavare, M.B.B.S.,Danny Castro, D.O.,Maria Carolina Gazzaneo, M.D.,Matthew A. Musick, M.D.,Kevin M. Roy, M.D.,Mona Karimullah, M.D.,Matthew Keith Pesek, M.D.,Ronald Blaine Easley, M.D.,Tessy Ann Thomas, D.O.,Lara Sevanne Shekerdemian, M.D., M.H.A.,Patricia Bastero, M.D.,James Alanson Thomas, M.D.,Nana Ekua Coleman, M.D.,Parag Nandlal Jain,Dantin Jeramy Roddy,Amanda Ruth, M.D.,Nicholas Andreas Ettinger, M.D.,Curtis Edward Kennedy, M.D.,Fernando Stein, M.D.,Eric Andrew Williams, 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: 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): 5 days/wk; 10.5 hrs/day Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Yes, until 8 p.m. Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective provides the student an opportunity to participate in the care of critically ill children at Texas Children's Hospital.
Learning Activities
The student is expected to participate in the usual daily activities of the pediatric house staff, including: daily patient examination and data review, presentation on rounds, daily educational conferences and the admission and discharge of patients from the PICU. The student should improve his/her skills, conceptualizing the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiorespiratory system, and critically reviewing bedside and laboratory data as it pertains to the patient. The student should also learn basic ventilator strategies and indications and techniques for various procedures performed in the PICU, including: intubations, arterial and venous catheterization, and naso-duodenal feeding tube placement. Overnight call is not mandatory, although taking call once weekly will enhance the educational value. Student evaluation will be based on effectiveness to function as a team member, performance on rounds, and participation in discussions.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Children's Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Annetta Simmons
Contact Phone: 832-826-6240
Contact Fax: 832-825-2969
Contact Location: Texas Children's Hospital, 6621 Fannin, West Tower 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

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