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Welcome to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Our highly-skilled interdisciplinary teams take care of patients who are critically ill and require continuous, comprehensive care. The medical team is led by an intensivist with special training in critical care medicine.
At Littleton Adventist Hospital, many of the intensivists are also pulmonologists who are internal medicine physicians with special training in diagnosing and treating pulmonary (lung) and respiratory tract disorders. On call around the clock, they are able to assess each patient's condition continuously, intervene rapidly and communicate regularly with the patient's family and primary care physician.
Specially trained critical care registered nurses staff this unit. Joining the patient care team as need arises are trauma-trained surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, clinical pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical, occupational and speech therapists and nutritionists.
As a group, the ICU interdisciplinary team round on each patient daily to ensure a unified approach to care and that every detail of the care plan is being followed.
Also available as a resource for patients and their families in the ICU is the Palliative Care Team. The Palliative Care Team of physicians, nurses, chaplains and social workers helps facilitate optimal communication by focusing on the patient's preferences for his/her own care, managing pain and other distressing symptoms, assisting with advance directives or care planning beyond the hospital and providing emotional and spiritual support. Their goal is to help patients relieve the physical, emotional and spiritual distress that can accompany a serious illness.
The ICU's rooms can be found on 5 South in patient rooms 551 - 574.
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