The Critical Care Unit is an eight bed multi-disciplinary unit. It specializes in the treatment of the adult patient with medical and/or surgical problems. The goal of the Critical Care Unit is to provide critical nursing interventions during the acute phases of the patient's medical and/or surgical hospitalization.
The most common patients seen in the Critical Care Unit are those with cardiac or pulmonary problems such as Acute Coronary Syndrome, Chest Pain, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Exacerbation. Other types of patient in the unit include Sepsis, Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs and various post-operative patients such as Spinal Fusions.
The Critical Care Unit is staffed with Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians. The nurses provide care to two and occasionally three patients during their shifts based on the population and the special needs of the patient in the unit.
The staff of the Critical Care unit understands that the admission of a family member to the hospital and the Critical Care Unit can be a frightening experience. We share your concern and know that your presence is needed along with our medial management and nursing skills to aid your loved one to a speedy recovery. We want to provide the best care possible. This includes constant monitoring, observation, and our attention around the clock.