Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine Services provides life or organ support for patients who are critically ill and who usually require intensive monitoring. An estimated eighty percent of Americans will experience critical care in their lifetime either directly or through visiting family and loved ones in the ICU. According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, more than five million patients are admitted annually to ICUs in the United States.
Our critical care specialists are known for their skill, expertise, and caregiving. Most of our critical care physicians have been honored as fellows in the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). The ACCP is a not-for-profit medical society committed to promoting the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research. Its members include specialists in pulmonology, critical care, and sleep medicine.
Our Lady of the Lake’s specially trained team of intensivist, critical care nurses, critical care pharmacists, and respiratory therapists provide impressive outcomes for ICU patients. This multiprofessional team approach to critical care ensures total care of the patient, appropriate treatment of all organ systems, and avoids duplication of procedures and medications.