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Anesthesiology

Core Rotations

 

Intensive Care Units Rotations

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) requires fellows to complete 12 months of consecutive training for certification in Critical Care Medicine. Of these, nine months are to be spent in the intensive care units taking care of critically ill patients. Rotations and fellow responsibilities for each are below.

Regional Burn Center (BICU)

The Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center (BICU) provides the critical care fellow with the opportunity to care for those patients with burns who requires intensive care. Patients with severe burns present unique challenges to the intensivist. They are often extremely ill and also need ongoing perioperative care. Specific duties and responsibilities are delineated below:
 
A. Patient Care
The fellow assigned to the BICU will coordinate and manage the patient flow...

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Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
The CVICU provides the critical care fellow with the opportunity to care for a variety of postoperative patients, as well as patients with end-stage heart failure who need mechanical cardiac support as a bridge to transplant. The working environment is dynamic and fast-paced and the patient care is often complex.  Specific duties and responsibilities are delineated below:
 
A. Patient Care
The fellow assigned to the CVICU will coordinate and manage the patient flow of the unit in concert with the...

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CVICU Cardiac Surgery Service Guidelines of Care

CVICU Daily Checklist

Fellow Notification in CVICU


 

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
The Vanderbilt MICU elective provides the Anesthesiology critical care fellow with an outstanding opportunity to provide critical care for complex medical patients.  The MICU includes a diverse mix of patients with multiple comorbidities, but who also often require surgical consultations.  The patient care is complex and challenging and provides the anesthesia critical care fellow an opportunity to broaden his/her critical care training experience beyond the surgical intensive care units into a...

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NeuroCare Unit (NCU)
During their months in the NeuroCare unit, critical care fellows are expected to become proficient in the evaluation and management of neurological and neurosurgical diseases as well as their attendant co-morbidities.  Further, it is expected that she or he will assume a leadership role in concert with the NCU attending. Specific duties and functions are delineated below:

A. Patient Care
The NeuroCare fellow will coordinate and manage the patient flow of the unit with advice and guidance...

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Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
The SICU provides the critical care fellow with the opportunity to care for a variety of patients in the perioperative time frame, with the majority of management to ensue in the postoperative period. The working environment is dynamic and fast-paced and the patient care is often complex.  Specific duties and responsibilities are delineated below:

A. Patient Care
The Surgical Critical Care consult team evaluates and manages all patients. Fellows and residents should consider themselves as...

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