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Students will be exposed to a variety of facets of pediatric anesthesia. The 2-week includes predominantly OR anesthesia. The student will also spend some time with Certified Child Life Specialists, Acute Pain Service, Chronic Pain Service, and Preoperative Evaluation clinic as time permits. Book chapters and review articles are provided for most of these activities. 

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Belinda Sanborn (bmsanbor@iu.edu)

Director: Jian Ye, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate a pediatric patient as to the indications and contraindications for anesthetic management (PC1)
  • 2) Discuss the anatomic considerations of endotracheal intubation and airway management for a pediatric patient (MK1)
  • 3) Appropriately manage a mask airway and choose, select, and place an oral airway, LMA, and endotracheal tube in an anesthetized pediatric patient (MK4)
  • 4) Start an IV on a pediatric patient and discuss basic fluid management (PC5)
  • 5) Discuss the basic monitoring for all anesthetized patients as well as the indications for more invasive monitoring (MK4)
  • 6) Describe the anesthetic management for an infant (PC5)
  • 7) Discuss the risk factors for and management of postoperative nausea and vomiting (MK4)
  • 8) Discuss and make recommendations for the management of postoperative pain in a pediatric patient (MK4)
  • 9) Recognize indications and contraindications for common regional approaches for postoperative pain management (SBP2)
  • 10) Understand assessment and management of the psychological aspects of child for surgery(MK4)
  • 11) Become familiar with the approach to chronic pain in the pediatric patient(PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observation and report from Pediatric Anesthesia faculty, residents and fellows)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Students should contact Belinda Sanborn (bmsanbor@iu.edu) if interested in enrolling in this course. 1 student is preferred enrollment. This is a two-week (2 credit) elective.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None