Welcome to SurgicalCriticalCare.net!

Surgicalcriticalcare.net is an online, interactive, educational resource based at the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship programs at Orlando Regional Medical Center. It is open to any physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, medical student, or other allied healthcare provider interested in the discipline of Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery. SurgicalCriticalCare.net is designed to provide rapid access to essential information for caring for patients with critical illness.


The Orlando Regional Medical Center Acute Care Surgery Fellowship has an open position for the 2016-2018 academic year. For details regarding the application process, please contact webmaster@surgicalcriticalcare.net.

Orlando Regional Medical Center is an accredited Acute Care Surgery Fellowship site by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). The Acute Care Surgery fellowship includes rotations in acute care surgery, trauma, burns, thoracic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurological surgery. Acute Care Surgery fellows will complete the American Board of Surgery accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship before proceeding to the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship.

The American Board of Surgery accredited Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center has been internationally recognized since its inception in 1997. Our fellows receive state-of-the- art training in patient resuscitation and management as well as intensive care unit & trauma center administration, research, evidence-based medicine guideline development, statistical analysis, and quality improvement (including Six Sigma and LEAN methodology). Many of our fellows now direct intensive care units and trauma centers around the world.

Surgicalcriticalcare.net has gone mobile! Go to www.surgicalcriticalcare.net/mobile on your smartphone and link web-based applications to your phone's home page including key resuscitation checklists.

Alvaro Bada, MD, PGY-4 general surgery resident, presented a poster at the 2015 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress entitled "Laparoscopic Appendectomy Protocol Expedites Management of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis".

Chad Short, MD, Surgical Critical Care fellow, presented his research entitled "Pulmonary Embolism is Increased in Overweight (BMI 25-29) and Obese (BMI > 30) Trauma Patients Despite Mechanical and Chemical Prophylaxis" at the 2015 Florida Committee of Trauma Resident Paper Competition. Dr. Short received second place and will be presenting his research at the Regional Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition in Atlanta in November.

Latest EBM Guidelines

Our Evidence Based Medicine guidelines are used in intensive care units and hospitals around the world. New guidelines are written each month and existing guidelines are revised as new evidence becomes available. We encourage you to check back frequently to see the latest additions to our EBM guideline library.

New Instructional Videos

The Surgical Critical Care team at Orlando Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with the Valencia College School of Respiratory Care, has created two online videos illustrating both percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy insertion and central venous catheter insertion. Many thanks to the Valencia Productions staff for their superb work in producing these instructional videos. Watch for additional videos in the coming months.

Percutaneous tracheostomy insertion
Central venous catheter insertion

Recent publications from the department...