Critical Care, Department of Medicine
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Danbury Hospital provides critical care to patients from many departments. Critical Care, or intensive care, addresses the needs of patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as:
- Complications from surgery
- Severe breathing problems
- Cardiac arrest or acute heart disease
Critical Care is led by our ICU team of board certified doctors called intensivists. The physicians are supported by a highly trained specialty staff, including respiratory therapists and registered nurses specially trained in the care of critical patients.
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
Cardiothoracic intensive care provides critical care to patients with acute ischemic heart disease, including those with acute myocardial infarction, severe heart failure, and life-threatening arrhythmias, as well as open heart, PCI (angioplasty/stents), trauma, neurosurgical and surgical patients.
We embrace a collaborative approach to patient care through a multidisciplinary team led by an intensivist. This team includes nurses skilled in the latest technologies and therapies, such as the use of induced hypothermia in cardiac arrest.
We offer advanced specialty training for staff in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).
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