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Program Coordinator

Teri Yaeger
101 W. 8th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
P (509) 474-3237
F (509) 626-9917

We utilize four-week block rotations of Night Shift. Residents assigned to this rotation work Sunday through Thursday 1730 to 0700. One senior and two interns provide continuity coverage for housestaff patients as well as admit new patients.

Friday and Saturday nights are covered by residents on rotations such as electives or ambulatory.

There are significant advantages to the Night Shift system:

  • The resident concentrates 20 “nights” of call (in many programs these are scattered throughout an academic year) into a single block without having daytime responsibilities
  • Continuity of patient care improves by having the resident familiar with housestaff patients for the month and participating in twice daily transitions of care “sign-out”

R-1

Night Shift
4 weeks

ICU Night Shift
4 weeks

Friday Night
4 weeks

Saturday Night
4 weeks

R-2

Night Shift
4 weeks

ICU Night Shift
n/a

Friday Night
3 weeks

Saturday Night
3 weeks

R-3

Night Shift
1-2 weeks

ICU Night Shift
n/a

Friday Night
2 weeks

Saturday Night
3 weeks

Night Shift

We have four-week block rotations of night shift.  Residents assigned to the night shift rotation work Sunday through Thursday from 1730-0700.  Friday and Saturday nights are covered by residents on electives or ambulatory.   Night shift pairs two R1s with a senior resident.  The residents are responsible for cross-coverage of the 3 housestaff teams as well as new patient admissions.  Additionally, every intern also completes a rotation of ICU nights. (Link this to ICU)

ICU [R1, R2, R3 years]

The ICU rotation occurs at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center [PSHMC].  The team consists of two interns and a senior resident working under the supervision of intensivist faculty.  Residents learn a multisystem approach to managing critically ill patients including ventilator management.   Many invasive procedures are performed during this rotation.   

  • The ICU utilizes a collaborative approach to bedside rounding and includes nursing, pharmacy, social work, nutrition and chaplains.
  • The ICU has 26 beds, CICU has 28 beds [many rooms have been newly remodeled]
  • This is a six-day-a-week rotation which includes M-F days and either Saturday day or Saturday night
  • The ICU residents provide the primary code coverage during the day and are the first responders, diagnosing and treating critically ill patients.

ICU Night Shift [R1 year]

All R1s do an ICU night shift rotation, working Sunday through Thursday from 1730-0700.  Many procedures are performed during this rotation, and continued development of critical thinking skills occur as residents respond to codes and rapid response situations.