Suggested Curriculum for Residents

General ICU Care

As a resident working in the ICU, we recommend reviewing the following topics if they are not already familiar to you. Topics highlighted in RED are critical for your learning; topics highlighted in YELLOW are important for your learning; topics highlighted in GREEN are for your future reference or advanced learning; topics highlighted in BLUE can be used as a "just in time" resource.

You will identify a hyperlink associated with each curriculum item due to the educational resources for that item. For a small number of these items, materials will be available shortly. 

Category Topic Available Format(s)
General ICU Care Rounding in the ICU Short lecture/PPT
Approach to goals of care Short lecture
One-page handout
Approach to antibiotics Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Transfusion in the ICU Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Electrolyte replacement One-page handout
Massive hemorrhage protocol Short lecture/PPT
One page handout
Approach to trauma Short lecture/PPT
Approach to the poisoned patient Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Approach to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Approach to fever One-page handout
Approach to AKI and RRT Short lecture/PPT
Conducting a family meeting and care for the dying Short lecture
ICU nutrition 101 Short lecture/PPT
Approach to hyponatremia One-page handout
FAST HUGS BID approach to rounding One-page handout
Common ICU medications Pocket card #1
Pocket card #2