Our specialists at Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Banner Desert provide advanced and compassionate care during challenging times.
Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, our team of specially trained registered nurses and respiratory care practitioners work together to meet patient's special needs and keep family members informed.
Respiratory care practitioners follow the patient’s oxygen needs, administer respiratory treatments, manage the respirator, draw blood for lab tests and perform EKGs.
The registered nurse is the primary caregiver and administers medications, performs physical assessments and coordinates any other care needed. The health care team works closely with the physician. The time of doctor visits is determined by each individual physician.
iCare Assists Bedside Caregivers
Banner Desert has invested in iCare technology to support and back up bedside caregivers in the Intensive Care Unit. It allows intensive care physicians (intensivists) and nurses in a central command center to remotely monitor patients in Banner Desert's Intensive Care Unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
iCare can pick up nearly imperceptible changes in a patient’s condition or vital signs. Because intensive care patients are so medically fragile, this early warning system can help head off life-threatening complications.
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