Patients are considered critically ill when one or more organ systems fail or are at risk of failing. Critically ill patients commonly require invasive monitoring or organ support. Critical Care Medicine, a relatively new specialty, is concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions.
AMG Critical Care provides adult critical care medicine services to hospitals. The group consists of board-certified critical care physicians and acute care nurse practitioners. To care for the sickest patients in the hospital, AMG incorporates the latest research to develop evidence-based protocols and systems of care to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of critical care possible. As a group, AMG deploys a multidisciplinary approach working closely with hospital administration, nursing, respiratory therapy and other departments in the hospital to develop and implement these care pathways.
Physicians board-certified in critical care medicine have completed a primary residency in internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery or emergency medicine and completed additional fellowship specialty training in critical care medicine.
AMG Critical Care Service
- Staffed 24/7 with an in-house board certified critical care physician
- Perform daily bedside multidisciplinary rounds on all AMG Critical Care patients
- Available 24/7 for admission of unassigned critical care patients admitted to ICUs
- Available 24/7 for Critical Care Consults on patients in the ICUs
- Responsive to all adult cardiac arrests in the hospital
Protocols and Pathways Developed by AMG Critical Care
- Sepsis Protocol
- Lung Protective Ventilation Protocol
- Sedation Protocol
- Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Protocol (Ventilator Liberation)
- Targeted Temperature Management Protocol
- DKA Protocol
- Pulmonary Vasodilation Protocol
- Vasopressor Protocol
- Paralytic protocol (in development)
- Early Mobilization (in development)