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Elective Title: 02MI711 — CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE


The primary objective of this course is to provide the senior medical student with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in handling seriously ill patients, requiring care in the ICU/CCU units. The senior student should develop a basic understanding of the seriously ill patient, including the pathophysiology of disease, with its psycho-social implications. Assessment for admission, including preparation and transfer to the ICU/CCU units is an integral part of such a course.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Sanjay S. Jain, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Lutheran Medical Group (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate the development of skills in coordinating care, when multiple specialties are involved in patient care (SBP1)
  • 2) Demonstrate knowledge of procedures unique to ICU/CCU management of patients including: (MK6)
  • a) Insertion of chest tube (MK6)
  • b) Pericardiocentesis (MK6)
  • c) Paracentesis (MK6)
  • d) Thoracentesis (MK6)
  • e) Endotracheal intubation (MK6)
  • f) Insertion of Swan-Ganz catheter (MK6)
  • g) Insertion of hyperalimentation cath (MK6)
  • h) Ventilator management (MK6)
  • i) Insertion of central lines and arterial line (MK6)
  • 3) Apply clinical knowledge in the care of serious diseases including: (MK4)
  • a) Cardiac arrhythmias (MK4)
  • b) Acute hypertensive crisis (MK4)
  • c) Congestive heart failure (MK4)
  • d) Cardiogenic shock (MK4)
  • e) Renal failure (MK4)
  • f) Respiratory insufficiency/failure (MK4)
  • g) Coma of unknown etiology (MK4)
  • h) Multiple organ trauma or failure (MK4)
  • i) Metabolic derangements (MK4)
  • j) Acute myocardial infarction (MK4)
  • k) Diabetic ketoacidosis, severe (MK4)
  • l) Overdosage of drugs or medications (MK4)
  • m) Septic shock (MK4)
  • 4) Recognize the role of the family of patient in ICU/CCU (SBP2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) for directors approval.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None