|Academic Year||2017-2018 Academic Year|
|Other Departments|| |
|Involved in Clerkship||None|
|Course Duration||2 or 4 weeks|
|Months Offered||All (except July)|
|Visiting Students Accepted||Yes|
|Eligibility||Students from LCME or AOA-accredited schools|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of all Year 3 required clerkships|
|Scheduling Information||All visiting student electives are scheduled by Resident Affairs through VSAS. Check the WMed Website for exceptions to this policy. WMed Scheduling Coordinator 269.337.6040.|
|Course Directors||Jeffrey Wilt, MD|
|Course Instructors||Sheldon Maltz, MD|
William Curtiss, MD
|Course Coordinator||Mary Goggins Farley|
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Borgess Medical Center
This required rotation offers students the opportunity to accelerate their learning by spending a four week block in the intensive care unit. The rotation provides students the opportunity to diagnose and treat of a wide range of clinical conditions common among critically ill patients. Student will enhance their knowledge and skill in caring for the sickest patients in the hospital. Clinical sites utilized by the Advanced Critical Care Clerkship include the trauma/surgical ICU at both Borgess and Bronson. Students will be paired with interns and residents, and will participate in the ICU in a dedicated fashion; the intent is for this rotation to be a “subinternship” and be a high level learning experience. Students will be expected to participate on rounds, continue to perfect the gathering and synthesis of data, and expand their ability to make diagnoses and care plans. Students will be expected to be able to gather a history based upon interview of patients/families, evaluate laboratory and radiographic material, and generate differential diagnoses and plans. They are expected to improve their documentation skills by writing patient notes in the electronic medical record.
|Objectives||After completion of this elective, the student will be able to:|
- Recognize the severity of illness in patients with a variety critical illness.
- Provide an extensive and complete assessment of the patient, including a complete history and physical examination, evaluation of laboratory data and radiographic material, synthesis of patient information, generation of a comprehensive care plan.
- Develop a rational evaluation and management plan for stabilization and treatment of organ dysfunction while evaluating and treating underlying causes.
- Use technologic procedures and devices used in the intensive care setting competently in evaluating, monitoring, and managing patients.
- Use imaging and other diagnostic studies in assessing the critically ill.
- Use consultants and other ancillary care services in a team approach to managing the patient.
- Perform procedures necessary for assessment and treatment of patients.
- When indicated, address end of life decision making and advanced directives, and provide counseling for patients and families.
- Provide appropriate documentation of all patient interactions.
|Grading||Pass / Fail|
|Assessment||Faculty evaluation of performance on course objectives|