Elective Title: 93MR720 — CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY CONSULTATION SERVICE
The objective of this course is to provide an intensive exposure to general nephrology consultations in an acute care hospital. The student will evaluate nephrology consultations covering a broad spectrum of general nephrology at Indiana University Hospital, Eskenazi Health, or Methodist Hospital. The student will evaluate patients with acute and chronic renal failure, glomerulonephritis, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension and acid-base disorders. The student will be exposed to acute renal replacement therapies including hemodialysis, hemofiltration and peritoneal dialysis. The student will gain experience in the day-to-day management of acutely ill patients with complex medical problems. The student will serve as the primary contact for initial consultation and follow-up. Assignment to hospital will be at the discretion of the course director. This will be based on ensuring highest quality of education. Feedback will be given on both oral presentations and written notes. The clinical evaluation form will be used as the assessment tool.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Kathleen Prag, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: Kathleen Prag, M.D.
Location: IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services (Indianapolis)
- Recognize and differentiate etiologies of acute kidney injury (MK2)
- Explain and treat CKD specific problems including anemia, hyperparathyroidism, electrolyte disorders and acid base disorders (PC2)
- Discuss the mechanics of dialysis modalities, including risk and benefit (PC5)
- Formulate plans for treatment of acid base and electrolyte disorders in critically ill patients (PC3)
- Formulate treatment plans for patients with complicated hypertension (PC3)
- Formulate treatment plans for those patients with complex volume management (PC3)
- Identify abnormalities in urine microscopy (MK3)
Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation, oral presentations, written notes, scholarship).
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Medicine and Surgery clerkships must be completed
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40
Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Didactic; 10% Library
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Add/Drop Contact Person: CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY CONSULTATION SERVICE
Students are always welcome to contact the course director, even at the last minute, regarding adding the nephrology consultative rotation as we have many opportunities each month.
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None