Course Number: ANS 851 Title of Course: Critical Care Unit Location: University of Kentucky Medical Center Course Director: Kevin Hatton, M.D. Room #: N259 Phone #: (859)218-0115
Course Description: Students are expected to be available and responsible for full-time duty on the critical care anesthesiology service. Students gain experience with critical care patients on this service which includes, but is not limited to, neurocritical care and cardiothoracic intensive care unit along with residents. This rotation is designed to provide exposure and hands-on experience with critical care physiology, interventions and technologic procedures. The philosophy of this course is to integrate science, physiology and pharmacology of the critically ill and patient exposure in an intensive exposure. The primary goal for students in this rotation is familiarization with current advances and practices in critical care medicine. Students are expected to follow patients and become familiar with critical care aspects of the patient's disease, treatments and progress on morning rounds. Didactics include bedside teaching, supplemented with presentations. The student is expected to become familiar with hemodynamic monitoring and ventilator management as well as the technical procedures involved in the placement of invasive monitoring techniques, endotracheal tubes, chest tubes, and indications and contraindications for the use of these devices. It is expected that by the end of this month students have a working knowledge of the management of critical care issues which may include shock, hemorrhage, and repiratory distress syndrome.
Evaluation Method: No written exams. Student is qualitatively evaluated by quality of presentation, knowledge of patient care issues and ability to digest and discuss the actions and rationale of critical care cognitive practice.
Duration: Four weeks Max. Number of Students per Period: 2 Prerequisite: Two clerkships of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, or OB/GYN Report To: After training and orientation with Renee Seidel, visiting students report to Medical Student Coordinator in N-225 (first day only). For UK students, first day instructions will be provided by Medical Student Coordinator approximately one week before the first day of rotation.