Six areas of general core competencies are identified within the training program. These areas are in patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and system based practice. Some tools used to evaluate these competencies are a procedural database, in-service exams, staff survey, fellow case conferences, evaluations on performance and sub-specialty resident feedback. Critical Care residents are given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and manage patients with acute life-threatening problems. This includes, but is not limited to:
The development of special competence in such areas as
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- Stabilization for transport;
- Ventilatory, circulatory, and neurologic support;
- Management of renal and hepatic failure, poisoning, and complicated hematological, infectious, and immune problems;
- Continuous monitoring;
- Nutritional support
Though clinical training in pediatric critical care medicine includes direct patient care responsibilities, a graduated experience enables the subspecialty resident to assume supervisory and teaching roles. Our program is organized and conducted in a manner that ensures optimum patient care while providing residents with the opportunity to become skilled clinicians, competent teachers, and knowledgeable investigators familiar with and capable of administering a critical care unit.
Franco Diaz, M.D.
Facultade de Medicina
Clinica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo/Chile
Joshua Lovvorn, M.D.
Kamal El Masri, M.D.
Makassed General Hospital
Sangeetha Rao, M.D.
Leslie Rhodes, M.D.
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Chrystal Rutledge, M.D.
University of North Carolina Hospitals