The critical care experience provides residents with opportunities to care for a diverse population of patients. The emphasis of the critical care rotations is on the mangement of critical illness in surgical patients, including those who have had general and vascular surgical procedures, trauma patients, and neurosurgical pateints. Residents gain skills in the management of mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilatory support, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, the use of vasopressors, inotropes, renal replacement therapy, nutritional therapy, and the coordination of recommendations from various subspecialty consulting services.
The faculty for the critical care rotations provide a multidisciplinary approach to critical care. The faculty include critical care anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, and surgeons. Multidisciplinary critical care conferences supplement the clinical eductional experience.