didn't find a recent thread about this- recommendations for books/apps/etc to use in preparing for a surgical ICU rotation? I need to honor this, so any advice would be helpful. TIA!
The icu book by Marino is excellent. It does a great job of explaining the physiology behind critical care.
Both of those books are kinda long and dry IMHO... I think uptodate.com is probably your best resource or even just step up to medicine.. Honestly the ICU isnt too much different than the regular floors. Once you understand ventillators the rest is pretty similar. Patient are just on drips and sedated...
ok, any suggestions for learning ventilators?
your hospital lets students "play" around with ventilators? Sounds like a recipe for disaster...Uptodate I guess is pretty good...but after a week on my ICU rotation I felt pretty comfortable playing with the ventillators, where as previously I was scared to death of even touching them. I guess you can read up on ARDS bc its probably the best case to study to really start to understand vents..
I highly doubt this too.
Hands off vents med students! My upper level won't even let me measure Pplat without an RT or him right next to me.
No fear. The ACGME won't let an intern touch a ventilator either without direct supervision now.What happens when your first rotation as an intern is ICU and you never did it in 4th yr. Does the dept understand and make sure you're paired up with a good upper level?