Clinical Staff Office
 

Critical Care Subcommittee

Contacts

Administration: Wanda Breeden
Co-Chairs: Daryl Gress, M.D. and Andrea Caulfield

Charge

The Critical Care Subcommittee is an interdisciplinary subcommittee charged to coordinate and standardize critical care across the Medical Center. This Subcommittee reports to the Patient Care Committee and addresses clinical practice issues that relate to critical care or resuscitation. It has one subcommittee, the Resuscitation Subcommittee.

Membership: Membership includes representation from various Critical Care Units.

Staff support is provided by Patient Care Services.

Meetings: The Critical Care Subcommittee shall meet as deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes evidence-based medicine when providing recommendations regarding changes in clinical practice
  • Reviews issues regarding access to critical care units in the Medical Center and recommends remedies when access problems arise
  • Reviews Joint Commission standards, laws and other regulations and recommends alterations in policies and procedures as indicated
  • Provides direction and oversight for the Resuscitation Subcommittee
  • Evaluates outcomes of critical care, prioritizes and recommends opportunities for improvement
  • Evaluates staff competence information and recommends programs or learning activities related to critical care
  • Recommends criteria for competence in the critical care setting
  • Provides regular reports to the Patient Care Committee
  • Annually reviews the Plan for Provision of Care and makes recommendation for change

Current Members

Members  Specialty
Daryl Gress, MD Neurology 
James Bergin, MD Cardiology 
Kathleen Bledsoe, Pharm D
Pharmacy 
Wanda Breeden Minutes Recorder 
Kathy Butler Surgery/Trauma Program 
Rick Carpenter Manager, MCIU 
Jeannean Carver, MD Pediatrics
Andrea Caulfield
Adult Critical Care
Jim Darin Administrator, Respiratory Therapy 
Teresa Dean
NICU
Chris Ghaemmaghami, MD
Emergency Medicine
Trish Higgins
Emergency Department
Michael Jaeger, MD Medical Director, TCVPO 
Christine Kelly
Quality Analyst
Marian Lawson Manager, CCU 
Stuart Lawson, MD Medical Director, STBICU 
David Mercer Critical Care Procedure Committee 
Tanya Prachar
NNICU
Robert Sawyer, MD Medical Director, STBICU 
Jim Shuke
Respiratory Therapy
Robert Sinkin, MD Medical Director, NICU 
Krystal Toll
Nursing Education, IMU
George Verghese, MD Medical Director, MSICU & MICU
Brenda Via
MSICU
Marcia White Manager, TCVPO 
Deb Wilmoth
Patient Safety
Jeff Young, MD Chief, Quality