Medical Intensive Care Units

We are striving to meet the needs for more intensivists, and as a result, we have transitioned to three medical intensive care unit teams. Each team is comprised of interns/residents, a fellow, and an attending. Census on each team averages around twelve patients. The fellows rotating in the ICU will admit to their respective services during the day and will rotate responsibilities of handling transfer or admission calls week to week. The fellow will be very familiar with the patients and concentrate on new admissions each morning. He/she will also arrange for bronchoscopies and will closely supervise any procedures performed by the housestaff (central venous catheters, thoracenteses, pulmonary artery catheters, intubations). Education has a very important role in the ICU and the fellow will have an important role in teaching on relevant ICU topics, such as the following:

  1. Sepsis
  2. Hemodynamic monitoring
  3. ARDS
  4. Glucose management
  5. Shock
  6. Ventilator mechanics and weaning
  7. Sedation
  8. Neuromuscular disease related to critical illness
  9. Transfusions in critical illness

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