The Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship offers a range of clinical, didactic, and research training opportunities.
Clinical critical care training is based in three intensive care units at the University of Iowa: the 30-bed Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, the 26-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit, and the newly opened 24-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Rotations are also available in other clinical units and services at the University of Iowa.
- Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) – The 30-bed SNICU is the largest intensive care unit in Iowa. As an American College of Surgeons-designated Level 1 Trauma Center and a Joint Commission-accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, the SNICU cares for patients with critical traumatic injuries, general surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, transplant, neurology, and stroke patients. Residents from emergency medicine, anesthesia, general surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, family medicine, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, and oral surgery rotate through the SNICU.
- Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) – The 26-bed MICU is the largest medical ICU in Iowa, and it provides comprehensive medical care for critically ill medical patients. Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine residents rotate through the MICU.
- Cardiovascular ICU – The 24-bed CVICU was opened in April 2014, and provides care for patients with acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and surgical patients after cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery procedures. Two physician teams provide comprehensive critical care for patients with both medical and surgical emergencies. As the only Joint Commission certified Ventricular Assist Device Program in Iowa, patients are treated with a variety of mechanical cardiovascular support devices.