Educational Programs | M65 861 Newborn Medicine

The goal of this course is to provide students with responsibility for caring for newborn infants who range from normal to acutely ill to chronically ill and for their families. The physiology of the transition from fetal to extrauterine existence, the pathophysiology of specific diseases, and primary accountability of the student for patient management decisions and procedures will be emphasized. In addition, collaboration with nursing staff and other health care providers in decision-making (especially concerning the viability of individual infants) and family management will be regularly required.

Students during each rotation will have the option to rotate through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital and/or the labor and delivery services at Barnes/Jewish Hospital. Students assigned to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital also will have the opportunity to become involved in the transport of acutely ill infants, while those on the Labor and Delivery Service will routinely be involved in normal newborn care and delivery room management. The student will be expected to rotate patient responsibilities every fourth night.
Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37 and 41.

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