Human Resources

Critical Care

Jefferson’s expert critical care nurses provide vigilant and compassionate care for critically ill patients and their families. Patients have or are at risk for complex life-threatening problems and require specialized care for trauma, organ transplant, respiratory failure, pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease and heart failure.  Other conditions may include congestive heart failure, sepsis or complications from diabetes or post-surgical procedures. Patients may require mechanical ventilation, intravenous infusions such as chemotherapy, and other supportive therapy.

Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) – JHN

The Acute Stroke Unit is a 15-bed intermediate critical care unit. The unit meets the critical care needs of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient who have experienced a cerebrovascular injury.  Jefferson is certified as a JCAHO Primary Stroke Center. 

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT)

The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit is a 12-bed unit.  Most of the patients are in the process of having a bone marrow transplant or have received chemotherapy which leaves them severely neutropenic and/or immunocompromised.

The unit provides care for neutropenic and/or immunocompromised patients. Patients are receiving or recovering from chemotherapy. The majority of patients have central venous access. They require frequent transfusions and multiple intravenous infusions/medications. All of the beds on the unit are monitored and cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring is provided.  Care on this unit may include ventilatory support and/or the use of pressors.

Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU) – 4 East Gibbon

This 17-bed intensive care unit that provides care to critically ill adult and geriatric patients who have coronary artery disease, cardiogenic shock,  heart failure, septic shock, dysrhythmias, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and those patients who may require mechanical ventilation, supportive therapy such as CVVHD, ECMO, MARs or assist devices such as an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps and VADs.

Intermediate Coronary Care Units (ICCU) – 5 Northeast / 5 Center / 5 West Gibbon

There are 3 ICCUs that provide specialized care and continuous cardiac monitoring required by patients with cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular disease, cardiac interventional and electrophysiological procedures, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and ventilator care management.

Intermediate Surgical ICU (ISICU) – 7 East Gibbon

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) has 17 beds. This critical care area specializes in the management of surgical trauma, solid organ transplant and complex general surgical patients.

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) – 5 Southeast / 5 East / 3 Southeast Gibbon

The MICU is a 25-bed monitored unit that provides specialized medical care required by critically ill patients with respiratory failure, pulmonary disease, septic shock, liver failure, multisystem failure and mechanical ventilation. The unit has 24-hour, on-unit provider coverage with the capability to monitor, ventilate and complete Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in every room. We also specialize in Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System, an artificial liver support system for people with liver failure.

Medical Telemetry Units (3 Center / 3 Northeast)

Our critical care medical telemetry units provide specialized care and continuous cardiac and/or pulmonary monitoring required by patients with coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, vascular disease, congestive heart failure, rule out/post myocardial infarction, sepsis, oncology, complications from diabetes or post-operative surgical patients.

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU/INICU)

The Neuroscience Critical Care Units consist of a 14-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a 16-bed Intermediate Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (INICU). These units meet the critical care needs of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient who have experienced traumatic and non-traumatic injuries to the central nervous system. Patients with spinal cord injuries, cerebral vascular injuries, multi-trauma, orthopedic abnormalities and musculoskeletal diseases are just a few of the patient types admitted to the NICU and INICU.

Surgical ICU (SICU) – 7 Southeast / 4 West Gibbon

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) has 25 beds. This critical care area specializes in the management of surgical trauma, solid organ transplant and complex general surgical patients.