American University of Beirut Medical Center Curriculum

American University of Beirut Medical Center Curriculum

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This curriculum is for pediatric interns and residents at American University of Beirut Medical Center who are completing their Pediatric Intensive Care Unit rotation.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe basic principles, including indications and contraindications, of non-invasive ventilation strategies
  • Describe the basic principles of invasive mechanical ventilation, with specific focus on ARDS and lung protective strategies
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and basic management of diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and basic management of different etiologies of shock
  • Develop a framework for teamwork and event management in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit
  • Describe pathophysiology, assessment, and management of acute pain
  • Develop a systematic approach to evaluating a patient with a traumatic injury
  • Review an algorithm for the acute management of status epilepticus, including medications and potential complications
  • Define status epilepticus, seizure pathophysiology, and mechanisms of action for medications used in status epilepticus
  • Identify and interpret ventilator waveforms in intubated patients, based on various clinical scenario

Suggested Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Trainees

Curriculum Director

​Rana Sharara-Chami, MD

Contributors

Robert Pascucci, MD, Robert Graham, MD, Gerhard Wolf, MD, Brian Walsh, RRT, Traci Wolbrink, MD, Nancy Craig, RRT, Craig Smallwood, RRT, Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD, David Mooney, MD, MPH, Tom Shanley, MD, Mjaye Mazwi, MD, Michael Agus, MD, Elliot Melendez, MD

Release Date

  • Released: May 24, 2016