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Critical care experience is gained on a number of rotations including the Critical Care rotations in the PGY-1 and PGY-2 year.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a state-of-the-art 20-bed facility. Patients are cared for in individual rooms with full on-line computer capabilities including electronic record-keeping. The SICU team is headed by general surgery faculty and staffed by surgical residents and affiliating residents from anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology and other programs.
As part of the rotation, residents receive a structured educational program in surgical critical care, including weekly lectures and journal club. In addition, residents also receive Advanced Trauma Life Support training.
The Critical Care Service also sponsors a Critical Care Fellowship under the direction of Daniel Margulies, MD, FACS.
At the end of this rotation, residents should able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of the principles associated with the diagnosis and management of critically-ill patients including knowledge of simple and complex multiple organ system normalities and abnormalities
- The ability to appropriately diagnose and treat patients with interrelated system disorders in the intensive care unit