Critical Care Medicine Department, located in Bethesda, Md., is a part of NIH Clinical Center. It provides various medical, cardiac and surgical intensive care services to adult and pediatric patients in intramural NIH research protocols. The department provides central vascular access and bronchoscopic for pediatric and adult sedation support. It also offers educational programs in the field of critical care medicine, and basic and clinical research work. It provides clinical training for multisystem organ dysfunction and independent investigations through advanced research training programs. It also offers specialty services in the treatment of pulmonary and infectious diseases. The department additionally organizes training programs in various areas of pharmacology, clinical research and genomics.