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

FreeMeDoctor

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
Feb 18, 2007
143
0
Status (Visible)
Can cardiac anesthesiologists also do cardiac ICU work or do they need another fellowship to also do ICU work ? Thanks.
 

KGUNNER1

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2002
261
2
Michigan
medicine.umich.edu
Status (Visible)
  1. Attending Physician
Can cardiac anesthesiologists also do cardiac ICU work or do they need another fellowship to also do ICU work ? Thanks.
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.

kg
 

lushmd

Member
10+ Year Member
Feb 5, 2006
476
0
Status (Visible)
  1. Fellow [Any Field]
I have heard, however, of critical care trained anesthesiologists doing cardiac anesthesia in addition to ICU duties.
 

UTSouthwestern

1K Member
Moderator Emeritus
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jul 5, 2003
2,070
22
Dallas, TX
Status (Visible)
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.
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.