Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care is integral to resident training in anesthesiology.
The CCM rotation is a one-month rotation for residents at all levels (CBY through CA-3), and is generally repeated 3-6 times during training.
On this rotation, residents have the opportunity to gain the experience and knowledge base to skillfully care for the critically ill patient in a collaborative, team-oriented setting.
Residents who successfully complete this rotation will be able to assess and manage the complex, interrelated physiologic principles unique to this patient population, including:
Understanding the spectrum of critical surgical illness
Following the course of postoperative critically ill patients
Applying observations of the postoperative course of critically ill surgical patients toward better intraoperative care for critically ill patients
Assimilating and organizing large amounts of information on critically ill patients
Placing and using invasive hemodynamic monitoring tools
Recognizing which critically ill patient needs intensive postoperative care, and which does not, concentrating on physiologic, neurologic, respiratory, and hemodynamic stability, and the need for close monitoring