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Welcome to the University of Western Ontario and to Critical Care Western. We will endeavor to make your training in Critical Care the best possible and start you out on an exciting and satisfying career. We know that each of you come to Western with different expectations for your future practice, however we believe that we can design a training program that will meet your individual needs.
We hope this manual acts as a resource throughout your training program. Training in Critical Care in London primarily occurs in the critical care units of London Health Sciences Centre. University Hospital is the 24-bed Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) located on the 2nd floor. There are six ‘bays’ of beds with Bay 6 (aka ‘Extended ICU’) structured for long-stay ventilated patients. Victoria Hospital is the 30-bed Richard Ivy Critical Care Trauma Centre (CCTC) located on the 2nd floor. Both ICU’s are multidisciplinary units each caring for general surgical/medical patients. Some differences however exist as MSICU cares for the critically ill neurosurgical/neurology and solid organ transplant patients while CCTC cares for oncology, trauma and obstetrics patients. The Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit (CSRU) is our cardiovascular ICU that cares for patients before or after cardiac surgery. As a Senior (Critical Care Senior resident or fellow) you will be sited at all three ICU’s to experience all aspects of critical care. This manual is meant to be a resource throughout your training. We hope to make your training an excellent experience.
Dr. Mithu Sen
MD FRCPC, Associate Professor, Medicine
PGE Program Director
Critical Care Western