MED 481 - Pulmonary/Intensive Care Unit

The objective of this selective is to expose the student to the wide variety of critical care medicine and acute pulmonary disorders, as well as to teach the early recognition and management of organ dysfunction, and the most current pathophysiological explanations for shock, sepsis and respiratory failure. Also covered in this course will be current concepts of vasopressor and inotropic support therapy including mechanisms of drug action and examination of the interaction of lung diseases with other organ systems and with other medical illnesses. Students will acquire knowledge of airway management and ventilatory support. The students will spend 2 weeks on the Pulmonary Consultation Service and 2 weeks on the Intensive Care Unit Service.
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Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
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