The Intensive and Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) is an eight-bed unit combined coronary/medical/surgical care area that provides intensive nursing care and monitoring. Most ICU/CCU patients' needs are cardiac-related, but other health conditions monitored in this unit include:
- Acute respiratory failure
- GI bleed
- Drug overdose
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Shock and trauma
- Complex general surgery
- Stroke (brain attack)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Post-op craniotomies
- Complex critically-ill patients
The ICU/CCU is staffed by Registered Nurses (RNs), who care for patients according to a 1:1 or 1:2 nurse-to-patient ratio, depending on a patient's severity of illness. Nurses are assigned to patients according to competency, experience and advanced training.
We are located at the north end of the third floor at Lakeview Hospital.
Our Critical Care Team Believes That:
- Patients are the reason we exist. Caring is critical in helping people maintain heath, effect healing, and adapt to stressful experiences.
- Caring involves acts and attitudes of critical thinking and clinical competency.
- Quality nursing care is every patient’s right and every nurse’s responsibility. Quality is the combination of clinical competence and the art of our commitment to caring.
- Clinical competence and professional development are achieved and maintained through continuing education.
- A collaborative practice among healthcare professionals, patients and family members is essential for positive patient outcomes.