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Critical Care

Critical Care Physicians:
A subspecialty certification by the Board of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine or Obstetrics and Gynecology, also Pediatrics (see Pediatric Critical Care). Critical care doctors manage life-threatening disorders in intensive care units (ICU), critical care units and other hospital settings. Their knowledge is broad, involving all aspects of management of the critically ill patient. They work in concert with the various specialties on the patient care team in the ICU; they utilize recognized techniques for vital life support and they teach other physicians, nurses, and health professionals the practice of intensive care.

Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
Common Name: Intensive Care Doctor, or Critical Care Doctor

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