If you are a patient at Banner Desert Medical Center and need a higher level of care due to a severe illness or injury or following a major surgery, you may be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The ICU has a higher staff-to-patient ratio. You will be closely monitored and treated by specially trained staff, 24 hours a day.
The staff is a team that works closely together to meet your individual needs. The team consists of:
The ICU is different from other hospital units because it features advanced equipment to provide your special care. This equipment includes:
Banner Desert Medical Center also offers TeleICU. TeleICU is staffed by critical care doctors (intensivists), acute care nurse practitioners and nurses, 24/7.