Critically ill patients require special attention from a highly trained staff. That’s what we provide in the intensive care unit (ICU) at UT Health North Campus Tyler, where patients receive constant monitoring. Our 14-bed ICU has a devoted team of experts that includes doctors, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and dietitians.
Who is admitted to the ICU?
Some patients need close monitoring immediately after surgery, an accident or a head injury. Others may have serious infections; unstable heart conditions; lung problems that require ventilator support for breathing; or an imbalance in the level of chemicals, salts or minerals in their bloodstream that requires close monitoring as these levels improve.
What to expect if your loved one is in the ICU
Our ICU medical team will keep family members and/or designated parties informed of any major changes in your loved one’s condition or plan of care. We also will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss the prognosis and to answer your questions.