May is the month to bring awareness and celebrate the inspiring commitment of your critical care colleagues and their valuable work! Critical care providers, also known as intensivists, care for those with serious medical conditions, typically in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU).

Celebrate those who work in the ICU

This month, join the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in recognizing critical care clinicians’ tireless and inspiring commitment worldwide! No matter how you mark the occasion, share your celebrations with the intensivist community using the hashtag #CritCareMonth.

Help build a gratitude movement this May by:

  • Expressing appreciation to a colleague for their hard work and commitment.
  • Giving credit to a mentor or an individual who has motivated and inspired you.
  • Highlighting what makes you proud to be a part of the critical care field.
  • Sharing your gratitude via social media. (Use #CritCareMonth.)

Intensivists not only save lives but improve the quality of the saved lives.

Knowledge, skill, a high level of mental alertness, and quick performance are required at all times in the ICU setting. Full-time Intensivists improve patient survival and contribute to decreased infection rates, fewer ventilator days, and reduced length of ICU stay. In addition, Intensivists manage the ICU environment by setting policies, developing protocols, and facilitating communication between specialists, patients, and their families.

Caring for patients and families in the ICU

When it comes to caring for patients, intensivists must delicately navigate end-of-life decisions, advance directives, and offer counseling support. These teams demonstrate an unwavering dedication to their patients and their families.

We at Medicus have been privileged to help and observe the positive impact of our locum tenens critical care physicians. One day, our established locum tenens critical care physician received a letter in the mail from his patient's daughter. The letter was full of heartfelt gratitude.

"Dear Dr. S,

I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you were working in the ICU. Your treatment for my mother during her critical time, I believe, saved her life. Your skills and manner during that difficult time were a blessing. Thank you for being in North Carolina. There are no accidents; you were meant to be there when we needed you most. My mom is on the road to recovery, and I am grateful to have more time with her. I’ll never forget you."

– A patient’s daughter 

Critical care physicians and nurses are highly skilled specialized healthcare professionals who share a passion for saving lives. At Medicus, we recognize critical care physicians and advanced practitioners' positive impact on patient outcomes through dedication, innovation, and collaboration.

Medicus appreciates you and all critical care physicians and advanced practitioners this May and throughout the year!

If you are interested in locum tenens critical care medicine opportunities, learn more about current opportunities.