Banner Health Services  

Intensive Care




Banner Health cardiac patients who undergo surgery start their recuperation in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.

A specially trained team of registered nurses and respiratory care practitioners provide patient care.

The registered nurse is the primary caregiver and administers medications, performs physical assessments and coordinates any other care needed

Respiratory care practitioners duties include:

  • Follow the patient’s oxygen needs
  • Administer respiratory treatments  
  • Manage the respirator
  • Draw blood for lab tests
  • Perform EKGs

The health care team works closely with the physician however the time of doctor visits is determined by each individual physician.

Banner Health was the first health provider in metropolitan Phoenix and northern Colorado to allow intensive care physicians to remotely monitor patients in intensive care units

These physicians back up bedside caregivers and help monitor ICU patient information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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