HMC Department of Surgery

Welcome to the Surgical Critical Care Service at Harborview Medical Center

Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Service

Welcome to the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Service at Harborview. This rotation is designed to provide you with in-depth exposure to management of the critically ill surgical patient in a structured environment and in close interaction with both the Critical Care Attending and the Trauma/ICU fellow. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside residents from multiple specialties and multiple programs, as well as colleagues from different disciplines.

The primary goal of this rotation is to develop a comprehensive approach to care of the critically ill surgical patient.

Residents participating in the care of these patients will develop an understanding of the pathophysiology, rationale and treatment options pertaining to the profound physiologic derangements common in this cohort of patients. By the end of the rotation, it is expected that residents will be able to lead a major resuscitation, support failing organ systems and will have developed the necessary technical skills to institute invasive hemodynamic monitoring and control of the airway.

Each resident is expected to review the documents pertinent to Harborview General Surgery/Trauma Critical Care Service (see Menu bar to the right) and be familiar with his or her objectives and responsibilities while on the service.



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