Critical Care Nursing

The ICU is an in-patient service that features state-of-the-art computerized cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring systems. Critical Care is for patients who require continuous cardiac monitoring and ongoing assessments and interventions - due to risks of arrhythmias, hemodynamic instability, or respiratory compromise.

Trained teams of health professionals focus on patient assessments, treatments, education, and family communication as they work to support critically ill patients to achieve an optimal outcome to quality care.

WICU, West Campus

  • Number of beds: 10
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:2 except in situations requiring 1:1
  • Type of patients: Medical, Surgical, Neurosurgical, Neuro post TPA, Psychiatric
  • Clinical make-up: Manager, charge nurses, Registered Nurses RNs, unit assistants and a clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12-hour shifts,
  • The care delivery model used in the WICU is Primary Nursing.
  • Standards
    • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    • American Heart Association
    • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

SICU, East Campus

  • Number of beds: 12
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:2, 1:1 for the Open Heart pts and when situations require it
  • Type of patients: Open Heart Surgery, CV Interventional requiring IABP, Cardiovascular, Trauma, Surgical, Medical
  • Clinical make-up: Manager, charge nurses, registered nurses RNs, unit assistants and a clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12-hour shifts
  • The care delivery model used in the SICU is Primary Nursing.
  • Standards
    • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    • American Heart Association
    • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses