Supplemental PICU Rotating Fellow Curriculum

Supplemental PICU Rotating Fellow Curriculum

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This course is geared toward fellow-level trainees as they rotate through the pediatric intensive care unit. It is intended for those fellows who are not pursuing a pediatric critical care subspecialty certification, but for those who have a PICU requirement as part of their training program (e.g. emergency medicine, anesthesia). This is a self-paced, open-enrollment course that may be started and completed at any time.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain key concepts, practical issues, and complications associated with the use of non-invasive ventilation
  • Demonstrate proper procedural steps to arterial line and chest tube placement
  • Describe key strategies for managing patients with critical asthma
  • Demonstrate how to perform a proper brain death examination at the end of life
  • Develop an approach to managing patients with ventilator asynchrony
  • Identify and describe the clinical applications of volumetric capnography
  • Develop an approach to managing patients with low cardiac output states in the intensive care unit setting
  • Explain the basis for variation and evolution of blood product transfusion practices in the critical care setting
  • Identify the most recent updates in pediatric traumatic injury management
  • Discuss ethical considerations as they apply to various clinical scenarios at the end-of-life

Suggested Audience

  • Physician Trainees

Curriculum Director

Lisa DelSignore, MD


Robert Graham, MD, James DiNardo, MD, Christopher Weldon, MD, Gerhard Wolf, MD, Robert Tasker, MBBS, MD, David Urion, MD, Elliot Melendez, MD, Bob Kacmarek, RRT, Ira Cheifetz MD, FCCM, FAARC, Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, Steven Schwartz, MD, Peter Laussen, MBBS, FCICM, Allan Doctor, MD, Robert Truog, MD

Release Date

Released: August 30, 2016