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Intensive Care Unit

The ICU at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center consists of 3 teams, each comprised of an attending physician, one resident (PGY-2/3), and one intern (PGY-1). Residents take overnight call every 3 days, while interns switch between a period of day shifts as the primary intern and a short period of night shifts.

Before You Start

  • Review the ICU Orientation Powerpoint
  • Review your schedule on AMION, including ICU team assignment, call days, and days off. You should average one day off per week.
  • If not previously done so, watch orchid training videos and complete online assessment: http://www.uclaoliveview.org/orchidtraining
  • Expect an email from the Chief Residents, which will include hand-off assignments and the AMION password.
  • One day prior to your rotation, contact the outgoing housestaff for sign-out. You can find contact information in the email or AMION.

When You Start

  • Receive hand-off from the overnight ICU team in the ICU (5B-North and 5B-South).
  • Plan to complete pre-rounding by 8:00am in order to attend orientation or morning lecture.
  • If you’re a new rotator, you should expect orientation by the ICU fellow or attending.
  • Make sure your pager is unforwarded!
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