Sinai ICU Orientation Materials

Sinai Health ICU - Orientation Information

Welcome to your ICU rotation at Sinai Health. We are looking forward to working with you! If you have not done so, please fill out our pre-rotation survey so that we have your contact information and goals for the rotation.

WHERE TO ARRIVE ON YOUR FIRST DAY

Please arrive December 19 at 7:45 am in the ICU conference room for sign-over and orientation. If you are going to be away, please view the orientation presentation online before your first day.

CALL SCHEDULE:

Please review the schedule carefully. All call shifts are currently 24-hours (7:45 am to 7:45 am) unless otherwise specified. Any vacation requests or not on-call requests were approved based on submissions. If you need to make any changes to your call schedule, please arrange a trade with a colleague and notify us of the proposed change for final approval. If you are unexpectedly going to be away, please let us know as soon as possible. 

TEACHING SCHEDULE

Teaching in the Sinai Health ICU is delivered by staff and fellows. Please check the teaching schedule online for the most recent updates. 

  • RESIDENTS:
    • Resident teaching is generally scheduled each afternoon at 3 pm.
    • Fellows are responsible for Monday afternoon teaching for residents. 
  • FELLOWS:
    • Fellow teaching with one of the staff physicians is scheduled every Thursday at 8:30 am.
    • Approximately once per block, fellows are also asked to prepare a presentation on their chosen topic. Many fellows decide to discuss a recently published paper. These presentations are scheduled for Friday mornings at 8:30 am with the other fellows and attending physicians. 

HOSPITAL ORIENTATION AND GETTING STARTED

You should have received an invitation to register directly from the Sinai NIRVSystem approximately three weeks before the rotation start date. This email will give you the necessary information to log on and complete your registration. If you have not received this information, please let us know. 

You will still need to visit the medical education office in person as the final step in the registration process. It is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30p.m and is located at 60 Murray St, 3rd Floor, Room 300. 

  • POWERCHART
    • Due to Covid-19, the in-person portion of the training is no longer taking place.
    • If you have used PowerChart at MSH within 24 months, your access will remain active/current. There will be no need to re-do the training. Anyone new must complete the online modules as per usual.
    • All of this information will be communicated via Sinai NirvSystem
  • EPIC
    • As you will be seeing patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre as part of the ACCESS team, it is important to complete Epic training for UHN. The Epic Education team will reach out to you with details prior to the rotation start date.
  • PHOTO ID                                                                                                                              
    • Issued at Medical Education
  • SCRUBS/PAGER
    • You can make new deposits for these items through the NirvSystem via PayPal

 COVID-19:
As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. Please ensure you continue to pay close attention to the posted PPE requirements for all patient care and wear a mask at all times. As you will be involved in the hospital’s code blue response, please also review the Protected Code Blue Policy.

If for ANY reason you are feeling unwell with fever or respiratory symptoms while on service, you need to notify us immediately and contact occupational health at backtowork@sinaihealth.ca or 416-586-4800 ext 7425. If you are at home when this takes place, you should not come to work until otherwise informed by Occupational Health.  

QUESTIONS:
For questions, please email us anytime!

  • Fellows – Dr. Christie Lee
  • Residents – Dr. Jenna Spring

 

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