Critical Care Anesthesia
Critical care is a medical term referencing the treatment of patients with life threatening illnesses. Also known as intensive care (ICU), patients in critical care units require constant monitoring and specialized care. Anesthesiologists that specialize in critical care medicine are be able to manage anesthesia associated with acute respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, cerebral, and renal problems in patients ranging from infants to older adults. They must also manage multiple organ failures, life threatening diseases and disorders that fall into many specialties.