Nov 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
    
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PED 40110 - Junior Internship in NICU


Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student will function as a junior intern with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in all of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. For this Junior Internship, the student’s care of critically ill infants is under direct ongoing supervision of NICU faculty and/or fellows. Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neonates are based upon pathophysiologic principles. The relationship of infants’ disorders to intrauterine events is stressed. The student participates in rounds and supervised patient care on the same basis as the pediatric intern. This includes delivery room management of distressed infants, admission of inborn and transported neonates, management of respiratory support, fluids and electrolytes and all other considerations that comprise multisystem support of sick infants, as well as procedures inherent to such care. Students would also be expected to write orders that can be cosigned and take overnight call or participate in a series of night shifts one week of the rotation. Exposure to neonates with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) would highlight the current national health crisis of narcotic addiction and its impact on newborn. Ongoing communication with perinatal social workers, whose activities are concerned with high-risk infants and their mothers, will expose the student to the highly sensitive psychosocial ramifications experienced by the families of babies in intensive care units.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Required Selective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of PED-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Kirti Upadhyay - kupadhya@uthsc.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: Kirti Upadhyay - kupadhya@uthsc.edu
Course Coordinator: Kimberley Jones - kjones62@uthsc.edu - 901-448-4751

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: Yes-5 days of night float
Time off for interviews: No



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