Trauma ICU Elective

GSUR 553-01

Description and Goals of course:

The goal of this four-week course is to provide the students with the opportunity to apply the basic physiology learned in their initial three years to the critically ill patient. Issues that will be addressed in a one-on-one fashion include:

  • Ventilator Management
  • Fluid Resuscitation
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Management of ARDS
  • Electrolyte and Acid Base Diseases
  • Nutritional Support
  • Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Head Injury Management

The student will participate in daily work and teaching rounds in the MTU/NTU ICU. This outstanding elective gives students the opportunity to perform procedures such as central lines, arterial lines, and pulmonary artery catheter insertion under direct supervision.

Visiting students interested in pursuing electives at the University of Maryland School of Medicine must apply through the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). All students must be in good academic standing and must be fourth-year medical students before starting their electives. Please contact Barbara Lindsay in the Office of Student Affairs at 410-706-7476 for information for applying for an elective or view the General Guidelines for Elective Application for Visiting Students.

Hours of Participation: Monday through Friday; morning and afternoon rounds, morning rounds on the weekends; Optional in-house call
Number of Students: 2
Location: Multitrauma ICU, Neurotrauma ICU at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Time of Year Available: Academic weeks 1-44
Faculty Responsible: Dr. Carnell Cooper
Contact Person: Jaime Henkin
Phone: 410-328-1168
FAX: 410-328-3064

Obtaining emergent consultation or transferring patients to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center takes only OneCall, day or night, to 1-800-373-4111 or 410-328-1234.

This page was last updated: October 2, 2013

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