Pediatric residents rotate through the Pediatric Intensive Care Units and acquire a vast knowledge and understanding in continuous monitoring of critically ill pediatric patients and nutritional support. They learn additional invasive and non-invasive procedures that are specific to critical care medicine.
During their rotations the pediatric residents acquire the medical knowledge, professionalism and medical ethics required for patient care in the PICU.
Medical Knowledge - The residents are taught to: state the etiology, describe the pathophysiology, and demonstrate an ability to manage multidisciplinary critically ill patients.
Professionalism - The residents are taught the eight components of professional behavior, as they apply to critical care medicine, and vital to their competency as pediatricians.
- Respect for others
- Self-awareness/knowledge of limits
Medical Ethics - The residents are taught to understand the ethical principles regarding end-of-life decisions, do not resuscitate orders, advanced directives, limitations of care, withdrawal of support and provision of comfort measures.