MED 851 Pulmonary Diseases, MICU Rotation, 4 credits

The MICU rotation will provide students with direct experience in caring for critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. The student will be an active participant in the MICU and have primary patient care responsibility with supervision given by the MICU resident and attending staff regarding daily care of patients in the MICU. A limited caseload will be assigned and daily work rounds and attending rounds with the house staff and MICU attending physicians will be expected. Presentations of recently admitted and existing patients will be performed on a daily basis. Exposure to critical care procedures such as CVP'S, arterial lines, and Swan Ganz catheterizations will be available. A limited MICU lecture series and MICU manual will be provided.

Upon completion of the rotation, the student should have a basic understanding of the needs of critically ill patients. A rudimentary knowledge of mechanical ventilation and the types of pharmacologic intervention required in an ICU setting is also expected.

Prerequisite: MS4 and successful completion of MED 802

Modules: A-K

Number of students: 5

Course Director: Alberto F. Monegro, MD

Course Coordinator: Michelle Dicenzo