The Critical Care Unit (CCU) is for patients who require intensive care, observation and monitoring. Our health care team is committed to providing comprehensive care that results in the fullest recovery possible.
The CCU Health Care Team is a multidisciplinary team that works collaboratively to care for both the patient and his or her family.
Team members include:
- the intensivist, a physician specializing in intensive care who oversees the treatment and care of all CCU patients;
- the attending physician, who collaborates with the intensivist to plan and order medical treatments and tests, develop care plans and discuss results with the patient and his or her family;
- the nurse, who monitors the patient's health status and administers all medications;
- the patient care technician, who assists the nursing staff as directed;
- the case manager, who coordinates medical insurance coverage, discharge and continuing care; and
- the chaplain, who offers comfort and emotional support to patients and their families.
A few CCU tips and guidelines:
- All visitors must by at least 12 years old, and children between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Cell phones and laptops are not permitted in patient rooms due to the potential interference with medical monitoring equipment. These items may be used in the CCU waiting room.
- Please ask staff before opening a closed patient room door. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of other patients and families, please remain in your loved one's room or in the CCU waiting room at all times.
- Schedule family members to visit in shifts. This will help your loved one–and your family–stay well rested.
Learn more about the Critical Care Unit by downloading the CCU brochure here.