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The University of South Alabama Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program was developed with the Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit as the primary area of focus. The rotation schedule includes a total of ten months in the STICU and one-month block times each in the MICU and Burn Unit. However, the actual number of months spent on the MICU and BICU may be individualized to meet the educational needs of the fellow. While on the STICU Critical Care Service, the fellow will have consulting responsibility for all surgical patients admitted to the STICU.  It is expected that while on the STICU critical care service, the fellow will round daily with the general surgery residents and use this opportunity to create plans of care for each patient under his/her care in the STICU.  A similar process will occur for patients on the neurosurgery service and other specialty surgical services admitting to STICU.  Rounds on this service will be conducted by a faculty member with both team and one-on-one interactions occurring on a daily basis. The fellow’s responsibility is to be knowledgeable about every patient on the STICU service and be prepared with a treatment plan for each of these patients.

The surgical critical care fellow may spend at least a one-month rotation in the MICU at the USA Medical Center.  The MICU is a multi-disciplinary unit that receives all critically ill medical patients for the medical center. The surgical critical care fellow will round daily with the MICU critical care attending staff and will be directly under their supervision while in the MICU.  The fellow’s responsibility is to be knowledgeable about every patient on the MICU service and have a treatment plan for each of these patients.

The surgical critical care fellow may spend at least a one-month rotation in the Burn Unit at the USA Medical Center.  The surgical critical care fellow will be involved in all aspects of critical care in the burn unit. As part of the burn team, the fellow will be involved in the initial resuscitation and management of burn patients.   The fellow’s responsibility is to be knowledgeable about every patient on the Burn Service and be prepared with have a treatment plan for each of these patients.

 

 

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