Teams at the New Britain General Hospital typically include an attending physician, two to three residents, one to two interns, and medical students from the University of Connecticut. Housestaff work closely with Advanced Practice RN's.
Call is one in every four nights, and there is an average of one day off in seven for each resident.
Interns work an average of 75 hours per week and go home before 11 a.m. post-call.
The Critical Care Units provide experience in coronary care and combined medical/surgical intensive care. Rotations in both types of unit give housestaff experience with a variety of critically ill patients, with a focus on the unique aspects of the specialty of each unit.
The Critical Care Units provide experience in coronary care, medical intensive care, and combined medical/surgical intensive care.
Extensive bedside work and teaching rounds highlight the Critical Care rotations. Conferences and group discussions deal with all aspects of patient care, including data acquisition, problem delineation and synthesis, pathophysiologic principles and management. During the Coronary Care Unit rotation, there is an additional curriculum on EKG interpretation.