The ICU, or intensive care unit, is the department of the hospital where critically ill patients are housed for treatment by a multidisciplinary medical team. Patients in the ICU may require specialized medical equipment and close monitoring by a nurse.
Intensive care unit (ICU) in Margate, Florida
Intensive care needs personalized and compassionate care, and we have all that in and more in one convenient location.
The intensive care unit (ICU) at HCA Florida Northwest Hospital provides enhanced monitoring and services to treat people with critical conditions in Broward County. Our specialized staff uses advanced medical technology and is available 24/7 to provide stabilization and support. We are committed to providing compassionate care and keeping patients and their families fully informed throughout their time in the ICU.
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Reasons someone may need intensive care
Patients may be admitted to intensive care for:
- Heart conditions, such as extremely low or extremely high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat or heart attack
- Lung and breathing conditions, such as acute asthma or severe pneumonia
- Recovery from intensive surgery
- Serious infections, including sepsis
Our intensive care services
The ICU team at our hospital is equipped to treat the most seriously affected and medically unstable patients.
Advanced intensive treatment
Our goal is to ensure patients admitted to the ICU receive advanced medical care from a specially trained staff of ICU doctors and nurses. Once admitted to the ICU, a team of specialists will decide on the most effective treatment options. If a patient is conscious and of sound mind, they will be directly involved in deciding on a treatment plan.
Patients in the ICU are usually hooked up to at least one piece of advanced equipment, such as a heart monitor or ventilator. Our specially trained staff of doctors and nurses monitor each patient around the clock. With advanced, 24/7 monitoring technology, the staff will be alerted if a patient needs immediate attention.
Specialized cardiovascular intensive care
If a patient becomes critically ill due a cardiac condition, they may be transferred to our cardiovascular ICU (CICU). Our CICU is staffed with physicians, nurses and technologists specially trained to provide advanced cardiovascular care and continuous monitoring for patients who have a serious heart conditions.
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