Vital signs, medications, blood test results, X-rays and other information from ICU bedside monitors are sent to the Critical Connections Center by private, high-speed data lines. Our physicians and nurses view this information, which appears on computers exactly as you see it in the hospital room. Patients can be examined through the use of special cameras, and our team can talk directly with hospital nurses and physicians. The Critical Connections team has powerful computer systems that continuously analyze the information coming in and alert them to possible problems. The team also has other systems that contain the latest medical information for diagnosing and treating many ICU conditions. The combination of the nurses and physicians in the hospital ICU and the Critical Connections center provides advanced, collaborative care.
*ICU patients are constantly monitored by the ICU nursing staff and our Critical Connections team. If a patient or family would like to speak to the Critical Connections staff, simply push the E-Lert button located in the patient’s room. We will be happy to speak with you at any time.