Our Critical Care Medicine specialists are fellowship-trained and board-certified to provide care to critically ill or injured patients. The primary site of practice is the Surgical Intensive Care Units (SICU) at Saint Louis University Hospital. The SICU is staffed by highly trained nurses, respiratory therapists, residents and other ancillary staff dedicated to the care of critically injured patients.
Our patients include general surgical, vascular, trauma, transplant, cardiac, and neurosurgical patients. We care for patients with a wide range of complex medical problems, including infection, respiratory failure, cardiac disease, hepatic, renal, and other organ failure. Our team is involved with the patient before the planned surgery. We optimize the patient's condition prior to proceeding to the operating room. We coordinate anesthesia care with our colleagues in the operating room, and we provide all post-operative care.
We are involved in patient care 24 hours a day until the patient is well enough to be discharge to a less intensive setting. In addition, our critical care team is involved in staff and resident education to ensure our patients receive the best care possible.