Teaching paediatric critical care medicine to paediatric residents

Anwarul Haque*, Rizwan Haider, Muhammad Sohail Salat

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Critical care training during paediatric residency provides an ideal opportunity to learn and refine the skills needed in the early recognition and prompt treatment of the acutely ill paediatric patients. Paediatric critical care medicine is a relatively young sub-specialty in Pakistan. The aim of this study is to describe our experience of teaching paediatric residents in paediatric critical care medicine during paediatric intensive care unit rotation. Our paediatric critical care teaching curriculum for residents is based on the spectrum of our common critical care problems along with basic principal of critical care. The clinical rotation in our paediatric intensive care unit is very dynamic, thrilling, enjoyable and provides a lot of learning opportunities. During the rotation, the residents were exposed to all major critical care illnesses in infants and children. We use four traditional models of learning in our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): bedside rounds, direct patient care, didactic learning and self-study. Our curriculum enhances the resident's educational and clinical experience of paediatric intensive care medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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