micu

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MICU Resident: 9-516-3801
MICU Intern: 9-516-3715

 

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MICU Conference Room


Code: 1+2, 3

 

Fellow Contact


Fellows will have a secure iPAD at home overnight; they can be reached at:
WAS688-PULMONARY@VAMOBILE.US

Critical care medicine is designed to provides systematic, comprehensive, timely and aggressive treatments and supportive care to patients with complex and life-threatening medical conditions. Care is directed and coordinated by an intensivist and delivered by a multidisciplinary care team of healthcare professionals.

Patient conditions change rapidly causing clinical deterioration resulting in increased morbidity and mortality if not acted upon swiftly and aggressively by vigilant and present clinicians. Identification of risk factors for predictable complications allows application of risk mitigation interventions and heighted preparedness to address anticipated medical emergencies.

Excellent communication within the care team, between consultants, and with patients and families is critical to providing the best and timely care.

rotation overview

This rotation is an academic experience for medical trainees ranging from Medical Student to Fellow. Trainees, with progressive responsibility based on their degree of demonstrated ability, learn to deliver comprehensive care to a broad range of critically ill medical and cardiac patients. The team manages patients in the MICU and responds to hospital and CLC medical emergencies, admits, transfer from outlying facilities, and provides consultative critical care services. The MICU is a closed ICU, staffed by a single Medical ICU Team that is primarily responsible for all patient care in the unit. MICU Fellows and Attendings are available 24 hours a day either in house or by phone for return to the hospital within 30 minutes.

micu team responsibilities

MICU Attending is responsible for overseeing all elements of MICU team activities and patient care. They supervise, mentor, and teach the MICU Fellow, Residents, Interns, and Medical Students while promoting junior team member’s responsibilities/supervisory roles. The MICU attending is responsible for responding to new consults and for follow up of existing consult patients on weekends and holidays from 0700-1700.


Critical Care Consult Attending will be available for supervising all new MICU Critical Care admissions at the discretion of the MICU Attending. The Critical Care consult attending will respond to all consult requests and respond to all Code Blue and Rapid Response Team calls during duty hours 0700-1700 Mon-Fri.

MICU Fellow is responsible for overseeing all elements of MICU team activities and patient care. They supervise, mentor, and teach the MICU Residents, Interns, and Medical Students while promoting junior team member’s supervisory roles. They respond to all code blues.


MICU Residents - the Resident manages patient care for the MICU team, relying on the fellow and/or attending for guidance as needed. The resident is responsible for managing, coordinating and supervising the work of the interns and medical students. They respond to all new consult requests, code blues and rapid responses.


MICU Interns are responsible for knowing their patients better than anyone else on the physician team and they are the primary worker on the physician team carrying out the plan of the day. They respond to all new consult requests, code blues and rapid responses.


MICU Medical Student - functions in the role of an intern with oversight of the resident for their patients (see intern responsibilities above).

CCU Consult Service - Cariology patients requiring critical care services will be admitted to the MICU team. CCU Attending/Fellow will provide consultation and are invited to attend MICU multidisciplinary rounds to discuss their patients.