Welcome to the MICU Online Curriculum Project. This is the place to lay the groundwork for a successful rotation in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. We've selected some key topics that a medical student, resident, or fellow needs to learn about critical care. The inspiration for this list came from the Stanford 25, which is highly recommended.
If you are a fellow, resident, or medical student doing his or her MICU rotation at Palmetto Health, click the button on the menu bar or here for an outline of the team and the rotation.
Remember: this is only part of your education, and not the most important part. Learning critical care medicine requires being at the patient's bedside, assessing the response to treatment real-time, and more than a few hours of physical presence in the ICU. Your hands and eyes will teach you more than a textbook ever could.
The topics are grouped in the usual ABCDE format, just like in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support, but with a few changes. Neurologic critical care is under D, for "da brain." Supportive care is under E for "everything else." Feel free to browse around. There's no order to it. Also, please share this site. Knowledge wants to be free, and we want patients everywhere to benefit from this project.
So, who are we? This site was created by the University of South Carolina's Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. You can visit us here and here. Our intensivists practice at Palmetto Health Richland, a tertiary teaching hospital in Columbia, SC. We are active in teaching, clinical practice, and research.
This website isn't an official site for either the USC SOM or Palmetto Health. Nothing here should be considered to reflect the opinion of these institutions.