Respiratory and Surgical Critical Care

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Benjamin James, Tara Kent, Stephen Odom
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered October. Not offered in April 2016.
Location: BIDMCW - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-West (12)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course is organized to provide a comprehensive experience of the support of the seriously ill patient; to provide knowledge of support of pulmonary, cardiac, hepatic, and renal function by the use of current instrumentation, techniques, and treatment algorithms. The student will have a first-hand experience in using advanced metabolic, pharmacological and nutritional support in a group of complex, tertiary surgical ICU patients. Emphasis will include the practical approach, as well as outcome parameters and cost assessment.