Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

VAMC Critical Care Medicine

VAMC ICU Resident Rotation

This rotation offers opportunity for management of critically ill patients, working closely in a team of two residents and two interns with a pulmonary and critical care fellow and attending physician. There are generally 2 residents from Creighton University and 2 residents from UNMC on the team, taking overnight call in turn. Each resident will care for up to 2-4 patients per day in a single modern ICU with ready access to CT and MR imaging. In 2011, a clinical information system will provide data from the bedside and an intensivist will be available 24/7 via connections to the VA eICU system. Clinical expectations include primary responsibility for all patients assigned to their care, entering an electronic note each day on their patients to be cosigned attending physician, active participation on rounds, and performing procedures under the supervision of the fellow or attending.

NO vacation may be taken during this rotation so residents should plan accordingly.

Learning objectives for this rotation may be found in the detailed description below. The UNMC residents will be enrolled in a Blackboard Critical Care Medicine Course and will be expected to complete the pre-test within the first week and the post-test prior to the end of the rotation, to read all the CCM educational material posted on Blackboard and to attend scheduled didactic lectures.