Our six-bed Intensive Care Unit is equipped with telemetry monitoring technology. This clinical department provides specialized care to aid in the healing of critically ill patients. Specially trained nurses provide continual, intensive and personal care.
Patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are considered to have an acute problem or, as a precautionary measure, require constant observation. Rest, relaxation and comfort for the patient have a direct bearing on a speedy recovery. Noise, long visits, too many visitors or worrisome discussions hinder such a recovery and therefore, require regulation. Your encouragement and hopeful attitude can go far toward calming fears and assisting the patient’s recovery. Your cooperation not only benefits your family member, but all of the patients in the ICU.
Due to limited space in each patient room and for safe-keeping purposes, personal belongings (clothing, medication, and valuables) for patients should be taken home. Medications from home can only be administered by the ICU nurse with a physician’s order. Live flowers are not allowed in the patient rooms. Small artificial arrangements, balloons and cards are acceptable.
Good communication between the staff and the family is essential to the well-being of the patient. It is helpful if each family selects one individual who will acts as the family representative. This person will be the primary contact for physicians and nursing staff and will share information between the staff and the family. Friends and family not able to visit the patient will benefit from having one individual to contact.
If the patient has a written Advance Directive then preferably the individual indicated as Health Care Power of Attorney should be the family representative.