The STAB room (pronounced STAYB, like stabilization!) contains 4 resuscitation bays, each with all of the equipment needed to care for any critically ill or injured patient, but also with specialized equipment for certain types of conditions (i.e. a medical bay, trauma bay, burn bay, & pediatric bay). All STAB cases are run by Emergency Medicine residents under the supervision of EM Faculty.
Emergency airway management is our specialty. All intubations in the ED are performed by the Emergency Medicine resident running the case, typically a PGY-3 or a PGY-2 on their ortho/sus rotation, with EM faculty supervision. Each STAB bay has its own Emergency Airway Cart containing anything and everything one could possibly need, including:
Procedures in the STAB room are performed by Emergency Medicine residents, including, but not limited to:
Point-of-care ultrasound is used early and often in the STAB room. It is considered an essential component of emergency critical care. Each bay has a mounted touchscreen Mindray TE7s. Mobile ultrasound machines can also be moved in if multiple ultrasounds are desired concurrently (e.g. simultaneous central line and arterial line insertion). Bedside trans-esophageal echocardiography capabilities are also available and routinely used.