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ICU

Salida Hospital District

HRRMC's Intensive Critical Care Department provides a professional, personalized environment to all patients and their families (or other support systems). Our specially trained physicians and nurses focus on the comprehensive care of critically ill adult patients.

Because patient-care conditions in the ICU sometimes change, visiting hours must be at the discretion of the nursing staff. However, ICU visiting hours are generally 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

When Does a Patient Need Intensive Care?

There are numerous circumstances that can warrant a patient’s need for critical care. Patients with severe injuries, such as head trauma, are usually admitted to the ICU so they can receive urgent treatment as needed. Other admittances include patients recovering from extensive surgery and other issues that require close monitoring.

When a doctor advises that a patient be moved out of ICU, it means their condition has improved. The time it takes for this to happen varies from patient to patient. Rest assured that in most circumstances being released from the ICU is a step in the right direction. If the patient needs further care, they will still have access to quality medical attention; the primary difference is that they no longer require constant observation.

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