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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is an adult, 13-bed mixed specialty unit. Critically ill patients admitted to this unit include those with complex medical, surgical, traumatic, neurological and cardiac diagnoses. As a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit you coordinate a system of care delivered by a skilled inter-professional team that includes, intensivists, providers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and spiritual care. 

Critical care patients are at high risk for actual or potential life-threatening health problems requiring complex assessment and therapies, high–intensity interventions and continuous nursing vigilance. The scope of critical care practice is defined by the dynamic interaction of the critically ill patient, the intensivist on duty, and the primary physician or consultant, the critical care nurse and the healthcare environment. The goal of critical care is to ensure effective interaction of these elements to assure competent evidence-based practice and optimal patient outcomes within a supportive, healing environment.

ICU Leader

Nurse Manager
Kris Diehl, MSN, BS, RN, TCRN