Critical and intensive care units (ICU) specializes in treating the most critically ill patients through the use of special equipment, attentive monitoring and treatment. The multidisciplinary staff are trained critical care specialists.
The cooperation of family and friends is essential to properly care for patients in the ICU. Families should select one member to communicate with the physician and nurses and keep other family members informed of the patient’s condition. Having one spokesperson helps ensure clear communication between the nurse, physician and family, and allows our nurses to spend more time caring for patients.