Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at AVH provides 24-hour care for patients who are critically ill or in need of a high level of medical monitoring.
Our ICU contains 5 beds, each with high-tech monitoring equipment linked to a nursing station, staffed by nurses trained in trauma care and cardiac life support.
Our ICU staff has more than 175 years of combined experience in a wide range of critical care areas. Their expertise spans post-surgical care, cardiac illness, trauma care, stroke, sepsis, shock, respiratory disease, and ventilation.
The Intensive Care Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art non-invasive blood pressure machines, patient beds, oximeters, alarms, lifting devices and other patient care equipment. The staff also utilizes a computer documentation system when accessing or updating electronic patient records.
To help ensure a positive outcome, the RN collaborates with the patient, physician, Medical-Surgical team and ancillary healthcare providers, such as cardiopulmonary and rehabilitation staff, to develop an individualized plan of care to fit each patient.
Throughout the hospital stay, patients and their families are provided education about the patient’s particular disease or disorder, as well as any surgery, medications, pain control measures, treatments or procedures.
For more information on the Intensive care Unit at AVH, call (603) 752-2200.