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Here When You Need Us Most

The Intensive Care Unit at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center cares  for patients with severe or life-threatening injuries. Patients in the Intensive Care Unit require constant care and close supervision. Our highly-trained physicians, nurses, nursing assistants and other staff are dedicated to patients and families. We know when a loved one is in the ICU, it can be among the most stressful times.

To help family members and loved ones understand what is happening in the ICU, and to help support issues or needs that may come up, we offer the following resources.

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At the ICU

In the Intensive Care Unit you will see a lot of special equipment and doctors and nurses may do things you do not understand. Click on the links below to learn more about what is happening as loved ones are cared for at the ICU. 

Understanding Your ICU Stay: Information for Patients and Families
Reproduced with permission Patient and Family Support Committee. Society of Critical Care Medicine. Copyright © 2017.

Contact Precautions 

Droplet Precautions 

Airborne Precautions 

Enteric (Direct & Indirect Contact) Precautions