This specialized residency in Critical Care is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The purpose of the program is to develop a well-rounded critical care practitioner and effective clinical instructor who can provide high-level clinical care in a variety of ICU settings and effectively share their knowledge and promote learning among students and other residents. The focus of the residency program is clinical practice, involving experiences with an interdisciplinary critical care team in surgical, neurological and medical ICU environments. The training is coordinated to allow the resident to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for the PGY2 Residency in Critical Care. Residents will develop skills in managing drug therapy for patients with multiple disease states in the critical care setting, educating students and residents, and participating in clinical research. At the residency completion, PGY2 graduates exit equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, able to make complex medication recommendations in the acute environment of the critically ill patient population. Graduates are also experienced in research in the critical care environment and excel in their ability to teach other health care professionals. They also acquire the experience necessary to exercise leadership for critical care practice in the health system. The residency program will also equip the graduate with the competencies than enable attainment of board certification
Strengths of the PGY2 Critical Care Program:
24 hours/7 days a week in-house Intensivist Service with daily rounding with multi-disciplinary team. Pharmacists attend codes hospital wide and are part of the rapid response teams.
Dedicated Neuro ICU with employed Neuro Intensivists, Neuro Interventional Radiologists and Neurosurgery. The Joint Commission certified Baptist Hospital of Miami as a Comprehensive Stroke Center
Dedicated Cardiothoracic ICU with employed Cardiothoracic Surgeons where complex hybrid surgeries are performed in conjunction with Interventional Cardiologist and Interventional Radiologists.
Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer alliance affords the resident many opportunities in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant.
Pediatric and Neonatology Intensive Care Units (Level II and Level III)
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI): Leading vascular and cardiac research and clinical trials
The design of the program included the following non patient care experiences
Research and presentations at professional associations (i.e., ASHP, Florida Residency Conference (FRC), BHSF poster forum).
Community CE opportunities for professional associations (i.e., DCPA, FSFHP)
Formal CE application and presentations at Baptist Health South Florida for pharmacists and technicians
PGY1 resident mentoring
in Critical Care.
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