A high yield curriculum for residents and medical students who will be working in the UMass Neonatal ICU. Adapted from the open access curriculum published with the paper “Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Boot Camp: A Preparatory Curriculum for Residents” by Dr. Jeffrey Surcouf and colleagues at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The originally published curriculum can be found online at MedEdPortal, the Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Episode 4: Cases and On-Call Pearls
In this episode, we will talk about several common clinical situations you will encounter in the NICU, and how to manage them.
Episode 3: Respiratory Management and Blood Gases
In this episode, we will review the basics of pulmonary mechanics, ventilator management, non-invasive respiratory support, and blood gases in the NICU.
Episode 2: Calculations, Fluids, TPN, and Feeds
In this episode, we will work on some calculations, learn about fluid management, give a brief overview of total parenteral nutrition, and learn the basics of enteral feeds used in the NICU.
Episode 1: Vitals, Labs, and X-ray findings
In this episode, we talk about normal vital signs and laboratory values in the NICU, as well as review some common x-ray findings in the NICU.