Critical Care Clinicians in Practice KEG

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  • 1.  Welcome and Meet Your Cochairs!

    Posted 10 days ago

    Welcome to the Critical Care Clinicians in Practice Knowledge Education Group (KEG) for clinicians practicing in community hospitals and non-tertiary care settings! As your cochairs, we hope to generate enthusiasm and to represent all Society of Critical Care Medicine member practitioners who care for patients in community hospitals and non-tertiary care settings. We hope to build a forum for those who face the unique challenges of practicing critical care in these settings and to allow for the exchange of educational, clinical, and financial concerns that affect KEG members. KEG membership is open to all healthcare professionals caring for critically ill and injured patients in these settings.

    Get to know your cochairs:

    Bushra A. Mina, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, is the director of the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and has been a member of SCCM since 1991. He is currently a member of the Internal Medicine Section, the New Jersey Chapter of SCCM, and the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS): Surgical Task Force.

    Frank M. O'Connell, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, is a staff anesthesiologist at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. He is a member of the Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Neuroscience sections; has been with a member of the FCCS: Surgical and FCCS: Obstetric task forces, and has served on the Congress Program Planning Committee. He has been a member of SCCM since 1988.

    Now that you know who we are, feel free to introduce yourselves! Share who you are, what you do, what you are currently working on, your areas of interest, or something else that may be interesting to others!

    Bushra Mina
    Lenox Hill Hospital
    New York NY

  • 2.  RE: Welcome and Meet Your Cochairs!

    Posted 6 hours ago
    Hello Everyone,

    I am building a staffing model in my ICU's but multiple groups rotate in. Needless to say difficult.....and of course working with administration. We have 48 beds and 4 full time intensivists the rest rotate in based on their primary specialty. 

    My current question to the group is; I am adding a swing shift from 3 pm to 11pm, however I want to make the shift available to others rather than just a new hire. As well, attempt to equally share in night coverage. Do any of you have a scheduling software that you recommend to aid in scheduling?

    Have any of you successfully added a swing shift but more specifically the first one, once I have more staff it gets easier but making life equitable when starting the first swing in our program I foresee may have its challenges. 



    Brian Sherman M.D.
    Chair Critical Care
    Torrance Memorial Medical Center -Cedars Sinai Affiliate