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Can cardiac anesthesiologists also do cardiac ICU work or do they need another

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by FreeMeDoctor, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. FreeMeDoctor

    FreeMeDoctor Banned Banned

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    Can cardiac anesthesiologists also do cardiac ICU work or do they need another fellowship to also do ICU work ? Thanks.
     
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  3. KGUNNER1

    KGUNNER1 Senior Member 15+ Year Member

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    If they can convince the credentialing committee, whoever runs the ICU, and the surgeons that they should have ICU privileges, then they can.

    More and more large medical centers are requiring formal training such as critical care fellowships. You may be able to find some small programs that will allow this.

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  4. lushmd

    lushmd Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I have heard, however, of critical care trained anesthesiologists doing cardiac anesthesia in addition to ICU duties.
     
  5. UTSouthwestern

    UTSouthwestern 1K Member Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Most centers will credential you for ICU work. Even with a full time intensivist in house, there will be times that you need to pinch hit if they are unavailable, Leapfrog notwithstanding. That being said, I'd highly recommend you do a critical care fellowship if you want to do any kind of extensive ICU work.
     

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