Critical Care and Trauma Club

Critical Care and Trauma club creates opportunities for medical students to learn more about acute care medicine. Throughout the year, we coordinate shadowing opportunities in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital. We also provide 1-2 clinical skills workshops run by physicians who teach acute care procedures such as intubation and central line insertions. Of course, no club is complete without pizza lunch talks! We have hosted intensive care doctors and trauma surgeons who are happy to talk about their careers as well as teach some clinical pearls before hitting the wards.

Events:
ICU shadowing – throughout the year, open to all students, with a limitation of one shadowing shift per semester. All shifts typically running 5-hours from 7:30am-12:30pm.

Clinical skills workshop (held February 15, 2017 for the past year, tentative for February in the coming year) – teaching the basics of critical care skills, with 24 selected students alternating between three stations of airway management and intubation, central lines, and ultrasound skills

Introduction to the ICU Lunch Talk
(held mid-October) – An introduction to medical practice in an intensive care setting from an experienced intensivist (Dr. Djogovic) and trauma team lead.

Trauma Lunch Talk (held early-April) – An introduction to trauma from Dr. Djogovic, outlining how first and second year students can be involved in trauma codes and emergencies during their time shadowing on the wards.

- Jack, James, Alex