Critical and Intermediate Care Unit
The Critical and Intermediate Care Unit provides nursing care to patients from young adults through geriatric stages of life. The Unit consists of four private monitored beds and an adjacent Intermediate Care Unit consisting of six semi-private telemetry beds. A patient is a candidate for admission to the Critical Care Unit when he/she meets at least one severity of illness criteria and one intensity of service criteria of the written critical care admission criteria.
The Critical Care Unit provides care on a twenty-four hour day, seven days a week basis, and provides oversight and monitoring of telemetry for Acute Medical and Acute Surgical patients who have telemetry ordered.
The Nurse Director is an RN licensed by the State of Michigan to practice nursing and has appropriate clinical and managerial experience. Critical Care staff may be provided assessment questionnaires or surveys to ascertain self assessed learning needs. ACLS certification is to be completed by all Critical Care Unit RNs within one year of hire date. Staff also completes annual competency evaluations, which is organized by the Nurse Director to validate knowledge and skill levels required to safely provide all aspects of patient care.
For more information, please contact the CHC CCU/ICU at (517) 279-5436.