Ascension Providence Hospital NICU

Faculty Contact: Rima Dajani, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of Rotation: 2 or 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 2

Work Hours: Generally 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; MCE Completion for MSU CHM students; pediatric clerkship completion required for students from other schools

MSUCHM Course#: PHD 604

General: Students will learn the principles of neonatal resuscitation including physical techniques and pharmacologic aspects as pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis and meningitis and other common medical problems of neonates. Students will learn initial diagnosis management, and stabilization of the most common surgical emergencies in the newborn and basic knowledge of neonatal physiology, nutrition and growth as related to the premature and term infant.

Goals & Objectives:

  • The student will be able to assess a normal and a sick newborn.
  • The student will be able to interpret the difference between normal and abnormal diagnostic tests and determine the probable pathological significance of abnormal tests.
  • The student will note the principles of infant management and be able to write appropriate orders, including feeding for the normal premature infant, for the infant who has problems of fluid and electrolyte balance, and the infant with respiratory problems, anemia, jaundice or bleeding.
  • The student will observe or assist with practical skills of managing high risk infants such as starting an I.V. in a newborn infant, inserting umbilical venous or arterial catheters, intubating a newborn infant, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Professional Competence
The student should demonstrate development of professional competency, which is based on integration of theory and practice, application of skills, use of clinical thinking, exercise of ethical judgment, use of appropriate communication, recognition of teaching responsibilities, development of management responsibilities, and teaching and learning for a lifetime.

Evaluation: At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from all the supervising physicians and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.