The Critical Care Unit/Intensive Care Unit (CCU/ICU) at Bay Area Hospital has 12 private rooms equipped with monitors capable of tracking invasive or noninvasive vital signs, cardiac rhythms, ST- segment variation and other wave forms. Additional equipment is readily available for patients who need mechanical ventilatory support and other complex critical care support. We deliver the highest level of nursing care and medical management to restore patients to the highest level of wellness.
The CCU/ICU at Bay Area Hospital serves patients of all ages, beginning as young as 30 days old. We treat cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, psychiatric, gastrointestinal, urologic and neurological conditions, as well as issues related to pain and trauma.
CCU/ICU services include:
- cardiac/cardiovascular interventions
- collaboration with Interventional Radiology for diagnostic and procedural services at the bedside
- treatment of complicated diabetes and other metabolic issues
- family support and discharge planning
- hypothermia post-code
- IV therapy, vasoactive medications with other critical infusions
- nutritional support
- pain management
- respiratory support and care
- sepsis treatment and support
- trauma care
- wound care and complicated postoperative care
The CCU/ICU medical staff works closely with the nursing staff, all of whom are Registered Nurses. The majority of these nurses is certified in critical-care nursing. Each patient is assessed on admission to ensure that he or she receives the services most appropriate for his or her individual needs, and on an ongoing basis. This allows for an individual plan of care with identification of goals, education and anticipated discharge needs.