Intensive Care/Telemetry Unit
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital operates a combined Intensive Care (ICU) and Telemetry Unit to support the advanced care needs of critically ill patients.
The only ICU in Alaska’s interior, we offer 24-hour-a-day, on-site physician coverage and has a nurse-to-patient ratio of one to three.
With state-of-the-art monitoring technologies and highly skilled nurses, many of whom are certified in critical care nursing, we deliver exceptional care that follows the guidelines established by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Patients requiring specialized heart monitoring while in the hospital stay in the combined Intensive Care/Telemetry Unit. Each patient typically wears a heart monitor which is a small box that weighs less than one pound. It sends continuous heart rate and rhythm information to monitors at the nurses’ station where the information is observed and evaluated.
- Family and close friends may visit anytime
except 7 a.m. - 8 a.m., and 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- The patient's nurse and doctor, in collaboration with the patient and family, are responsible for determining the appropriate number of visitors and length of visits based on the patient's condition and need for rest
- To access the ICU, please call from the phone outside the unit before entering
- The nursing staff may alter visiting hours for a patient based on their condition
- For health and safety reasons, ICU patients may not have fresh flowers or plants in the rooms. Telemetry patients may have fresh flowers or plants at the discretion of the nurse