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Critical Care Specialty Residency

Clinical/Resident Activities

 

Activities while on the unit will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Rounding with the critical care team daily
  • Patient monitoring/problem solving
  • Investigation of medication error reports and adverse drug reactions
  • Drug information and literature searches
  • Attending codes
  • Team-related projects
  • Communication and interaction with pharmacists, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and dietitians
  • Contributing as a member of the critical care team

 

Other activities include:

  • Assist in the development of guidelines and protocols
  • Attend Pulmonary / Critical Care grand rounds and journal clubs
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support training
  • Opportunities to interact with residents in PGY2 – nutrition, ID, transplant and oncology, PGY1 - pharmacy,  PGY1 and PGY2 -hospital pharmacy administration

 

Travel opportunities include:

  • Support to attend the either the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or the Society of Critical Care Medicine Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Spring visit to other health systems and residency programs
  • Support to attend other meetings in the state of Wisconsin

Projects include a major research project suitable for publication presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.  Residents may also present at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference. It may also be presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or other clinical meeting

 

 

Rotations

 
Adult Acute Care Required Rotations
  • Medicine Critical Care
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Nutrition
  • Neurosciences ICU
  • Cardiac Medicine ICU
  • Pediatric ICU

Acute Care Elective Rotations

  • Infectious Disease consults
  • Renal consults
  • Cardiovascular Surgery ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Others based on resident interest

Education and Teaching Opportunities

 

Presentation Opportunities
  • Pharmacy grand rounds
  • Pharmacy and nursing inservices
  • Trauma conference (trauma surgeons and residents)
  • Leadership of journal club discussions

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Co-preceptorship of fourth-year students on elective clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Help precept pharmacy practice residents on elective rotation
  • Didactic lecturing at School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching certificate program for residents through the School of Pharmacy