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Intensive Care

Heart rate monitor

Trust the experienced team at UNC Rockingham’s intensive care unit (ICU) when you or a loved one need specialized medical care.

What’s Intensive Care?

Intensive care is also known as critical care. It takes place in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital where staff is available 24/7 to care for serious injuries and illnesses. You’ll appreciate how our providers offer high-quality care with a personal, compassionate approach.

Conditions Treated

You may get care in the ICU:

  • After a serious traumatic injury
  • Following an operation, such as orthopedic, general or spinal surgery
  • If you experience symptoms of a life-threatening health condition

Get dedicated care when you or a loved one need to heal and recover from conditions involving your:

Specialized Care & Treatments

In a modern and clean setting, your team will recommend treatments tailored to your needs. You may receive:

  • Feeding tube care
  • Infection prevention
  • Mechanical ventilation to help you breathe
  • Medication given through injection (intravenously) or by mouth (orally)
  • Replacement of fluids to restore hydration levels
  • Wound or surgical site care

Monitoring Technology

Take advantage of:

  • Hemodynamic monitoring – Measures blood flow, blood pressure, and blood oxygen level to check how well the heart is working
  • Ventilator monitoring – Watches how well a ventilator, also known as a breathing machine or respirator, is working to help a patient breathe

Whenever possible, your team will use noninvasive techniques to place the monitoring devices. This can help you avoid incisions and potential infection and feel more comfortable.

ICU Team

Feel confident you’ll receive exceptional care because our team’s years of experience set us apart. Depend on your UNC Rockingham care team to focus on your comfort and safety throughout your stay in the ICU. Depending on your needs, your team may include:

  • Cardiac (heart) technicians
  • Registered nurses (RNs)
  • Hospitalists, doctors with specialized training to care for patients in the hospital
  • Respiratory specialists

Visiting Hours & Policies

Help us create a healing, quiet, and restful environment for patients by keeping your visit short. In an emergency, our staff may ask you to leave the ICU.

Visiting Hours

You can visit a loved one getting care at UNC Rockingham ICU. There is open visiting hours up to 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., we ask you to respect “quiet time,” so patients can rest.

Unless there are special circumstances and you talk to an ICU nurse:

  • Don’t bring children under age 12 to visit a patient
  • Only two visitors at a time are allowed in a patient’s room
  • Visitors can’t spend the night in the patient’s room

Can I Bring a Plant?

The ICU doesn’t allow plants and flowers in patient rooms.

How to Contact a Patient

Rely on our staff to make phone calls and take messages for patients. For privacy, we cannot give information about patients over the telephone.

Spiritual Care

You can request your religious or spiritual provider visit you while you stay in the ICU. Talk to a member of your care team if you would like pastoral care.

Find the Emergency Room

Get to our emergency department for care of critical injuries or illnesses.

UNC Rockingham Health Care
117 E. Kings Highway
Eden, NC 27288

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