Critical Care Fellowship Rotations

My fellowship is divided into two week blocks throughout the year. We rotate alongside fellows/residents from other departments and almost always in a multidisciplinary setting consisting of nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, physical/occupational therapists,...

Finished First Block Of Cardiac ICU

As a critical care fellow, I'll spend a total of two months (four, 2-week rotations) in the cardiac intensive care unit (ICU). I just finished my first rotation there and got to befriend many...

Cardiac Output With LVOT Measurements Using Echocardiography

It's possible to utilize transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), a noninvasive technique, to estimate a patient's cardiac output. I'll use some images from an echo I performed on a patient with a depressed left ventricular ejection...

Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE)

Due to the right ventricle's (RV) unique geometry and cylindrical contraction pattern, assessing its function on echocardiography can be difficult. One of the more simple and reproducible techniques used to determine RV function is...

Finished With My Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Elective

I spent the last two weeks in the coronary care unit (CCU) as part of my first elective. Although the CCU is an ICU, the patients are much more "medical" than surgical, and therefore,...

What Is Moonlighting?

Moonlighting basically entails taking on paid work on top of my normal job. Our program restricts moonlighting hours to ~20 hours per month, so we remain focused on our fellowship at hand instead of...

Finished With Anesthesiology Written Boards

As of this morning (and assuming I passed), I'm officially finished with my anesthesiology written boards. Moving to a new city and starting fellowship made it difficult to study for the exam, but it's...

First Eight Days Of Fellowship

I'm finished with an eight day stretch of days/nights in our combined surgical, burn, and trauma ICU. What an incredible way to start off fellowship! I came to the Brigham to learn a different way...

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