The Division of Critical Care in the UC Department of Emergency Medicine currently houses seven core faculty who are dual trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.
EM-Critical Care faculty currently serve as attending academic faculty in the Neurosciences Critical Care ICU (NSICU), the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), and the Burns-Special Care ICU (BSCU) at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. All core faculty spend considerable time in the NSICU bolstering its reputation as a proving ground for EM-trained neurointensivists.
Faculty from the critical care division also provide medical direction for all organ donor management in the region. The division supports the UCMC Neurocritical Care Fellowship, which was the country’s first Neurocritical care fellowship program to train EM physicians in the subspecialty of neurological critical care.
In addition to the available clinical training for critical care fellows, we have been awarded an NIH-funded T32 fellowship training program for qualified aspiring clinician-scientists. The division of critical care is actively engaged in the programmatic development of advanced critical care delivery in the ED and the role of ECMO-facilitated cardio cerebral resuscitation.
Faculty within the division currently offer elective rotations for EM residents and in 1) Critical Care Ultrasound and point-of-care ECHO, 2) Resuscitation, and 3) ED-Critical Care.
The Division of Critical Care is a stalwart presence in the fabric of critical care delivery at UCMC and continues to grow and develop at a rapid pace.
The future of critical care may well lie within the growth of Emergency Medicine itself, and the UC EM Critical Care division is poised to remain a fundamental contributor to that future for our institution and our specialty.