Burn Intensive Care Unit

Interns participating in a minor rotation through the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Consult Service will have exposure to a variety of clinical settings and experiences that align with an interest in health service psychology. The scope of the psychiatry consult service spans all of the inpatient medical services in the University of Colorado Hospital. A licensed psychologist is a member of this team and is designated to the Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU) and Transplant Center. Typically, patients are admitted to the hospital for treatment of medical conditions requiring burn specialty care and may have co-occurring psychiatric concerns that affect their medical care. These psychiatric concerns may be present prior to the patient’s admission to the hospital or may arise during the patient’s stay. The consult team consists of a rotating group of department of psychiatry faculty, or attendings, as well as medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychiatry fellows. The patient’s medical team requests the services of the consult team when there is a psychiatric concern and the team will conduct an evaluation, make treatment recommendations, provide psychological services, and follow up with the patient as needed.