MICU Night Float (Intern)
Two teams, each consisting of an Intensivist, a pulmonary/critical care fellow, and 2-3 senior residents to take care of up to 26 critically ill patients. Emergency medicine residents will also rotate and participate in the care provided by the medicine teams. The MICU has a designated pharmacist who will round with each team and make recommendations accordingly.
Each senior resident takes overnight call every 4th night with a MICU night float intern. The intern works with the senior MICU resident every other night, admitting patients, assisting with cross-cover of ICU patients, and participating in morning teaching rounds.
Ultrasound examination at bedside is incorporated not only as part of the standard physical exam when evaluating the critically ill, but also to assist in a variety of procedures.