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Adult Critical Care

Resident Education

Residents will rotate for four week in either the general adult Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) or the Weinberg Surgical Intensive Care Unit (WICU). During the rotation, the resident will:

  • Join an intensivist-led multidisciplinary team providing around the clock care to critically ill surgical patients;
  • Be supervised by an attending intensivist from the Departments of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine or Surgery;
  • Learn the basic principles of critical care and organ system support including evidence-based best practices to improve outcome;
  • Attend educational conferences and lectures including critical care performance improvement sessions and ICU morbidity/mortality conference; and
  • Participate in the SCCM RICU web based educational development program and develop relevant technical skills.

As the resident proceed through successive ICU rotations, they are assigned more complex patients, perform objectives at a higher level of performance, and allowed greater independence. Residents in their second or subsequent rotations may be assigned medical students to supervise. Residents also have the opportunities to rotate in subspecialty ICUs, such as the NCCU, CSICU and PICU.


Grand Rounds
Calendar and Webcasts

Grand Rounds take place Thursdays at 7 AM in Hurd Hall.

9/25: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

10/2: "Patient And Family-Centered Approach To Advance Care Planning" – Rebecca Aslakson, MD, PhD
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10/9: Patient-Based Learning Discussion – Tracey Smith Stierer, MD

Eighth Robert A. Abraham, MD Endowed Lecture: "Post-Cesarean Pain Management: Past, Present, and Future" – Brendan Carvalho, MBBCh, FRCA, MDCH
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"Translational Therapies for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury" – Courtney Robertson, MD
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