The critical care experience is divided into several rotations and provides residents with opportunities to care for diverse populations of patients in medical, surgical and neurosurgical intensive care settings.
The emphasis of the critical care curriculum includes the management of trauma, vascular, transplant and orthopedic and neurosurgical patients requiring intensive multidisciplinary care and cardiopulmonary support. Residents gain skills in the management of mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilatory support, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, the use of vasopressors, inotropes, renal replacement therapy, parenteral nutrition, 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 educational experience.