Care of Complex Patients

Protocols defining common circumstances requiring faculty involvement:
care of complex patient, ICU transfer, DNR or other end-of-life decision (by year and educational level) 

PGY I and II: All decisions regarding patient care in clinic, wards, emergency room, operating room and other situations must be discussed and approved by a senior resident or attending physician. These include:

PGY III, IV and V: Residents in the final years of education can initiate discussion and plans in several aspects of patient care. Residents can initiate the implementation of these decisions so as to not cause delays in patient care. All these decisions must still be approved by the attending physician.

These include: