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Billing In Critical Care

This post is supposed to be a primer about billing in critical care. I'll update it regularly as practices change.Critical care (CC) billing is...

Preparing For ICU Rounds As A Fellow

It's important for the intensive care unit (ICU) treatment team to construct and communicate our daily assessment and plan with all relevant parties involved...

Procalcitonin Inflammatory Biomarker

Procalcitonin (PCT) is a 116 amino acid peptide precursor to calcitonin, a hormone involved in calcium homeostasis. PCT increases significantly in the context of...

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 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,...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a double board certified adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.

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