Pediatrics: Critical Care

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Opportunities for Clinical Activity

Our PICU has 72 beds, and is arranged on 3 floors of 24 beds each.

Fellows rotate through all three floors of the PICU and provide care for a wide variety of patients including medical, surgical, and cardiac patients. We use a wide variety of treatment modalities including high frequency oscillating ventilators, renal replacement therapy, ECMO, ventricular assist devices, and transplantation.

We are a Level 1 trauma center and provide care for burn patients.

Fellows become proficient at performing procedures such as intubation, central venous line placement, arterial line placement, and chest tube placement. Fellows may also obtain certification in bronchoscopy by performing and observing 50 bronchoscopies in children, including 25 in children less than one year of age.

Clinical opportunities outside of the PICU:

  • Trauma team member
  • Transport physician
  • Code team leader

Electives are available in Global Health and Procedural Sedation. Moonlighting is also available with the CHW Transport Team in addition to the fellows’ required shifts.

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