Newborn Intensive Care

LOCATION: WVU Children's Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Mark Polak, MD
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 1 student
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior year requirement for Acute Care

Objectives

Introduction to the principles of diagnosis and care of the critically ill neonate; To become familiar with newborn ventilatory therapy, post-operative care of the neonate with cardiac or gastrointestinal anomalies, and general supportive care of sick newborns.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Participation in the daily newborn intensive care unit work, and attending rounds. Participation in care of the critically ill neonate under supervision of pediatric residents, neonatal nurse practitioners, and the attending staff. Selected neonatal transport experience (optional).

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Ms. Reshel Murray, remurray@hsc.wvu.edu  two weeks prior to rotation start date.

On first day of rotation, report to NICU by 8:00 a.m.