Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- Adolescent Medicine
- Blue Team
- Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy
- Continuity Clinic
- Development and Behavioral Pediatrics
- Emergency Medicine - Stanford Healthcare
- Emergency Medicine - Valley Children's Madera
- Green Team
- Infectious Disease
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - LPCH
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - El Camino Hospital
- Night Float - Red & Green
- Night Float - Supervisor
- Night Float - Blue/Yellow/Silver
- Packard Intermediate Care Nursery (PICN)
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- Primary Care A/B
- Purple Team
- Quality/Process Improvement
- Red Team
- SVCMC Mother Baby Unit & Intermediate Care Nursery
- SCVMC PICU and Wards
- SCVMC Urgent Care
- Teaching Senior
- Well Baby Nursery
- Yellow Team
Rotation Guide & Goals
The ICU Rotation
The Intensive Care Unit at LPCH is a 28-bed ICU providing care for both medical and surgical critically ill pediatric patients. Diagnosis of patients admitted to the PICU include: trauma, sepsis, pneumonia, solid organ / bone marrow transplants, post-neurosurgery, post airway reconstruction, organ failure (kidney, liver, lung heart), patients with neurologic deterioration, and any other children with rapidly progressive critical illness. Residents will be exposed to a broad range of diagnoses in the Intensive care unit and should learn the essentials of managing pediatric patients with critical illness.
There are three care teams in the PICU, team A, B and C. Team A (4th floor) and Team B (3rd floor) each consists of the ICU attending, an ICU fellow, pediatric residents, an EM resident or nurse practitioner/PICU hospitalist and rotating, medical students. Team C is composed of an ICU attending, ICU fellow, and nurse practitioner/hospitalist. Some rotations may have medical students present. The students can either be present for a single week as a portion of their general pediatrics rotation, or for an entire month for either a core clerkship or sub-internship rotation. All patients cared for by the medical students must be co-followed by a resident.
BEFORE YOU START, MAKE SURE YOU REVIEW THE ROTATION GUIDE AND THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR THIS ROTATION. THE DETAILS OF YOUR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS WELL AS THE GOALS FOR YOUR EDUCATION IN THIS CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT ARE ALL THERE!!
- PRIORTIZE: i.e. assure septic patient receives ABX within the hour of order being written; iontropes are started within 30 minutes of being written
- COMMUNICATE: with bedside nurse about plan for patient; with fellow / attending regarding possible updates, thoughts
- FOLLOW-UP: to assure that orders written are completed; on radiologic studies, on cultures, on consultant recommendations
- ASK QUESTIONS: any questions, concerns, thoughts – ask
- BE YOUR PATIENT’S DOCTOR: you are the primary doctor of all your patients
- KEEP TRACK: keep track of daily labs, results of radiology studies, biopsy results, etc.
- HANG OUT: the more you are in the unit, the more you see, the more you do, and the more the nurses will come to you with issues on your patients
Orders in the PICU
- Review orders entered during rounds at the end of the presentation to assure nothing is missed
- Communicate orders with the bedside nurse
LearnPICU.com is an educational website designed to have up to date and concise summaries of key topics within pediatric critical care medicine. It also has links to key articles, board questions, and is intended for first year PICU fellows as well as residents rotating through the PICU.
Tuesday 12pm PICU Fellow didactic (open to residents)
Wednesday 12pm PICU Resident Small Group Teaching
Thursday 12pm PICU Resident Small Group Teaching
Please see detailed teaching schedule here.
To be arranged with the rotation director, but generally will occur on the 1st Monday ~4:00pm.
Review Orientation Slides in advance.
(SUnet Authorization Required)