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|Course Name:||Critical Care Medicine|
|Sites Available:||St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center|
|Number of Students / Month:||2|
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 3rd year|
|Elective Description: To learn the: 1) Pathophysiology of failing vital organ systems; 2) Modes of invasive and non-invasive monitoring techniques; 3) Management of acute life-threatening complications of disease; 4) Principles of mechanical ventilation; 5) Interpretation of derived hemodynamic data.
The student will have extensive exposure to diverse pathophysiology, extensive bedside and didactic teaching in the very busy critical care units of SVH (>2000 admissions /year). Although most of the elective is spent in the MICU, students who request to receive experience and exposure to the surgical /trauma population may spend some time in the SICU as well.
|Location: St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608 www.mapquest.com|