DIVISION OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE ADVANcing RESUSCITATION ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CRITICAL CARE.
The University of Florida Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Critical Care Medicine serves critically ill patients, advances critical care education and produces cutting-edge research. The division bridges critical care from outpatient to inpatient through education, research, and clinical excellence centered around the critically ill patient.
As an academic health center, the Division also has one of the largest Critical Care Medicine Fellowships in the country. The fellowship’s goal is to develop well-rounded Emergency Medicine Intensivists capable of treating critically ill patients with any variety of pathophysiology.
ResEarch aND SCHOLARSHIP
Emergency Medicine-Critical Care Medicine faculty members are international and national scholars in their fields. Under the leadership of Dr. Becker, they are a part of local collaborative efforts and national research networks. Faculty and fellows regularly publish in high impact factor emergency medicine and critical care medicine journals.
The Clinical Trials Network for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL Network) is a network of centers develop clinical trials to prevent or treat Acute Lung Injury (ALI) or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
Linking Investigations in Trauma and Emergency Services is a research network for traumatic brain injury, whole blood, airway management, and emergency medical services.
Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network fosters collaborative research to promote the advancement of science in the field to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured patients.
The Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) seeks to improve the outcomes of patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergencies by identifying effective treatments administered in the earliest stages of critical care.
Subspecialties and CErTIFICATION
There are five pathways to subspecialty board certification in critical care for diplomates of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
Surgical Critical Care is a subspecialty of surgery and a primary component of general surgery related to the care of patients with acute, life-threatening or potentially life-threatening surgical conditions.
The critical care medicine physician is a specialist with a broad knowledge of all aspects of management of the critically ill patient, whose primary base of operation is the intensive care unit (ICU).
Critical Care Medicine covers the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of clinical problems representing the extreme of human disease.