Medical Intensive Care Unit

The Medical Intensive Care Unit provides interdisciplinary care for patients with a variety of serious medical conditions in a technologically advanced environment. MICU is a closed unit run by pulmonary/critical care specialist physicians and patients are frequently on ventilator support, vasopressor support and continuous dialysis. We have 3 teams each month: 2 resident teams and 1 nurse practitioner team, each led by an attending who specializes in pulmonary critical care medicine and a fellow who is in training in this specialty.

Patient Population

  • Adult
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Oncology Disorders

Number of Beds

  • 25

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2

Rotation/Shifts

  • 7a-7p and 7p-7a
  • Weekend only option available

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 90%
  • Patient Care Technician - 10%

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 12 weeks for new graduates including didactic classes, simulation and unit orientation