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ANES 340B. Critical Care Clerkship (PAVAMC)

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Department
Anesthesia
Courses      Clerkships


Description
This clerkship provides experience managing adult patients in a critical care unit. Students learn how to optimize care for the acutely ill patient and the multidisciplinary approach to complex patients. Teaching emphasizes the review of basic organ physiology, the ability to determine the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in critical illness, and the formulation of a physiologic based treatment plan. Students gain experience with the implementation of monitoring and therapeutic devices used in the intensive care units and begin to become adept at the evaluation, stabilization and management of the most critically ill patients expected to be encountered in today's acute care hospitals. Ward rounds, bedside evaluation and treatment, and individual interactions with attending, fellows and residents are part of the educational process. Students must attend mandatory simulator courses in order to receive passing grade for this clerkship. Students wishing to do this clerkship must get approval from Theresa Kramer first before registering.

Prerequisites
Anesthesia 306A or Medicine and Surgery core clerkships.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: PAVAMC, MSICU, 3rd Floor; Time: 8:00 am.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 4, nights, including weekends.

Director:
Juliana Barr, M.D. (650-493-5000 x64452), VAPAHCS, Building 101, Room A321.

Other Faculty
E. Bertaccini, J. Holty, G. Lighthall, W. Kuschner, H. Paintal, J. Barr, I. Mirza, C. Zone.

Coordinator
Theresa Kramer (650-498-5624) H-3580, Stanford Hospital.


 

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