Patient Care / Our Hospitals / Eskenazi Hospital / Eskenazi ICU
This challenging and rewarding rotation for CA-1 and CA-2 level residents builds upon ICU experience gained during the Clinical Base Year. Care will focus primarily on patients experiencing blunt force and penetrating injuries, severe burns, and critically-ill postsurgical patients. Residents will be the “hands and feet” of the SICU service, handling the minute-to-minute overall management of the service. Residents will work collaboratively with surgical teams, nursing staff, pharmacists, dieticians, and other consultants to provide optimal care and to facilitate ICU throughput.
A total of 2 anesthesia residents and 2 surgical interns will be assigned to this 4-week rotation. The rotation utilizes a “night-float” system, in which 2 residents cover the daytime shift, 1 resident covers the night shift, and 1 resident is off; each resident covers a total of 14 days, 7 nights, and has 7 days off. Staffing and education is provided by a critical care boarded attending (5 surgeons, 2 anesthesiologists) and trauma/critical care fellow.
After completing the rotation, residents will have gained experience with management of:
-Multi-system trauma (orthopedic, neurosurgical, intrathoracic, intraabdominal)
-Electrolyte and acid-base disorders
-Basic and advanced modes of ventilation
-Sedation and analgesia
-ICU procedures (intubation, arterial line, CVL, bronchoscopy, chest tubes, ultrasound)
-Pre- and Post-operative physiology