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Intensive Care Nursing Units



Medical Intensive Care Unit
The Medical Intensive Care Unit consists of 18 beds and focuses on the treatment of adult, geriatric, and occasionally adolescent (beginning at approximately age 12) patients with medical diagnoses requiring critical care. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, respiratory illnesses/respiratory failure, GI illnesses and hemorrhage, septic shock, acute and chronic renal failure, and overdose. Treatment of these patients may include ventilator support, dialysis, and hemodynamic monitoring. The patients frequently require titrating infusions including, but not limited to vaso-pressors, anti-arrhythmics, anti-hypertensives and insulin. The unit provides continuous, around-the-clock patient care by a staff of specially trained nurses. MICU also receives overflow from SICU and CVICU
 
All members of the medical staff can admit to the MICU. The attending or consulting physician requests admission into the units. Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, except for life-threatening situations; these patients have priority for admission. If MICU is full, critically ill patients with medical diagnoses can be admitted the SICU and CVICU, with physician notification.
 
We have a highly qualified nursing staff that is dedicated to continuing their education and training to better serve our intensive care patients. Several staff members have already obtained their CCRN national certifications. We also have a dedicated critical care educator who coordinates education and competency validation for Bay Medical’s three ICU units. Additionally, we use the ECCO (Essentials of Critical Orientation) independent, interactive, computerized learning system, which combined with personal unit preceptor training enhances the learning experience and builds confidence in the nurse’s assessment skills. MICU nurses are special nurses who continually look for ways to grow and learn.
 
We are thrilled that the MICU unit has been relocated to our beautiful, new, five-story patient tower that opened in September 2010. Our new MICU unit was expanded to 18 private beds to better serve our patients, and has state-of-art technology – such as brand new Spacelab flatscreen monitoring equipment. 
 
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) consists of 18 beds and focuses on the treatment of pediatric, adult, geriatric, and adolescents with surgical diagnoses requiring critical care. We also focus on pediatric patients with medical diagnoses requiring critical care. These admitting diagnoses include, but are not limited to, spinal cord injury, deep brain stimulation, respiratory illnesses/respiratory failure, GI obstruction/ perforation or hemorrhage, septic shock, acute and chronic renal failure, brain death with OPO involvement, and overdose. Treatment of these patients may include ventilator support, dialysis including CRRT, ICP monitoring, and hemodynamic monitoring. The patients frequently require titrating infusions including, but not limited to vaso-pressors, anti-arrhythmics, anti-hypertensives and insulin. The unit provides continuous around the clock patient care by a staff of specially trained nurses. SICU also receives overflow from MICU/CVICU, and these units will also receive overflow from the SICU when the need arises.
 
All members of the medical staff can admit to the SICU. The attending or consulting physician requests admission into the units. Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, except for life threatening situations; these patients have priority for admission. This includes, but is not limited to, craniotomies, CVA’s, pediatric and trauma patients.
 
We have a highly qualified nursing staff that is dedicated to continuing their education and training to better serve our intensive care patients. Several staff members have already obtained their CNRN national certifications. We also have a dedicated critical care educator who coordinates education and competency validation for Bay Medical’s three ICU units. Additionally, we use the ECCO (Essentials of Critical Orientation) independent, interactive, computerized learning system, which combined with personal unit preceptor training enhances the learning experience and builds confidence in the nurse’s assessment skills. SICU nurses are special nurses who continually look for ways to grow and learn.
 
We are thrilled that the SICU unit has been relocated to our beautiful, new, five-story patient tower that opened in September 2010. Our new SICU unit was expanded to 18 private beds to better serve our patients and has state-of-art technology – such as brand new Spacelab flatscreen monitoring equipment.