900+ bed county hospital MICU:
GIB, EtOH abuse/DTs, polysubstance abuse/AMS, pancreatitis (hypovolemia or hemorrhagic pancreatitis), CVAs (a lot of ventrics), liver failure, renal failure (CRRT), SIRS/MODS/sepsis, septic shock, DIC, respiratory distress/failure, asthma attack (intubated), status epilepticus, seizure disorder, tetanus (yep, tetanus pt today), DKA, pH problems (resp/metabolic alk/acidosis), HTN crisis, HIV and end of life issues, Tumor Lysis Syndrome (2 this week - kind of odd -- both came into unit, got Quintons, and started CRRT or WBC depletion via dialysis), occasionally get some OB patients that crashed, HFOV for ARDS patients and some other unusual ventilatory support methods, snakebites (went into anaphalactic shock and swelllllllllllllllllled pretty bad, including his airway), plus the other unusual stuff that I cannot think of right now.
SICU gets the traumas - lots of post-ops, ortho and neuro stuff. They get more Swans than we do.
Burns go to Burn ICU.
Cardiac related go to cardiac- ICU