The Critical Care Rotation is a four-week learning experience at Hahnemann University Hospital conducted in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). There are 22 MICU beds in the hospital. There are two MICU teaching teams. Each team includes an attending physician, two PGY2 or PGY3 medical residents, two PGY1 medical interns and medical students (MSIII or MSIV). Other disciplines on the team include the pharmacist, pharmacy students, dietician, respiratory therapist and the primary nurse.
The pharmacy resident is responsible for identifying and resolving medication therapy issues for patients and will work toward assuming care of all patients in the unit throughout the learning experience. The resident will provide and document therapeutic drug monitoring services for patients on their team receiving drugs requiring monitoring including, but not limited to, aminoglycosides, vancomycin, digoxin, phenytoin and phenobarbital. Documentation must be completed on the day service was provided. The resident is responsible for providing education to fellow teams members as requested.