Two critical care units at Cleveland Clinic's main campus are under the direction of medical staff from the Anesthesiology Institute.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a 40-bed intensive care unit for post-operative patients. The SICU provides care for more than 9,000 patient days per year. Critical care in the SICU is directed by staff anesthesiologists who are board-certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. They provide specialty services to patients recovering from surgery with acute post-operative management needs or those with post-operative complications.
The primary surgical services admitting to the SICU include vascular surgery, colorectal surgery, general surgery and orthopaedics. The SICU medical staff oversee the fellowship in critical care medicine and direct residency rotations. Major and minor clinical investigations are incorporated into the SICU clinical practice. The SICU medical staff provide consultation services to surgical and medical colleagues. about acute post-operative care.
The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) includes six cardiovascular ICUs with a total of 76 beds. The CVICUs support more than 18,000 patient days per year. The CVICU medical staff provide daily clinical management in the CVICUs for patients requiring ventilatory support, sedation, nutrition and monitoring.
Clinical management is co-primary with the cardiovascular surgeons. This collaborative structure enables the CVICU medical staff to determine aspects of patient management such as ventilatory support, sedation, nutrition and monitoring. CVICU staff also play a key role in coordinating postoperative care between services. Staff provide follow-up on the regular nursing floor for patients with respiratory complications. Approximately 60 respiratory therapists work in the CVICUs and are directly supervised by the CVICU medical staff.
Presently, the CVICUs are staffed exclusively with anesthesiologist-intensivist physicians who have completed training and board certification in critical care . Fellowship positions in critical care medicine are available annually.
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