The Best in Life Support Care
Whether patients require intensive care from unexpected emergencies or scheduled surgeries, our intensive care units provide the best possible care for patients in extreme medical situations.
Both our MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit) and SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit) provide round-the-clock monitoring and life support care by a staff trained and experienced in critical care needs. Both units are staffed with either one nurse to one patient or one nurse to two patients, depending on the patients’ acuities and a physician who is always available for immediate response.
The principal differences between these units are their functions. MICUs provide care not only to patients suffering cardiac emergencies, but from wounds, constricted airways, severe burns and other situations where survival is at risk. SICUs treat patients in the hours following surgery, the time of greatest risk. Besides heart surgery patients, SICUs treat post-surgery patients from other major operations.
Our MICU and SICU units provide critical care at critical times. When a life is in the balance, our intensive care teams are absolutely committed to keeping that balance in their patient’s favor.
WNJ’s operating rooms are the hospital’s vital repair center. Here broken bones are fixed, organs mended, tumors removed and, not infrequently, lives saved. Advances in medical technology have in many cases greatly improved and sometimes revolutionized surgical procedures. Yet any operating room, however up-to-date, is only as good as its surgeon and team.
WNJ’s surgeons are second to none, with the training and skill that North Texas families deserve. They’re backed by experienced surgical teams that include:
- Anesthesia department consisting of Anesthesiologist and Nurse Anesthetist
- Surgical assistant (sometimes called a scrub nurse) who directly assists the surgeon
- Circulating nurse who coordinates team members and assists wherever necessary
Depending on the surgery, other nurses and medical assistants assist the core team. For surgeries requiring sophisticated technology, specially trained technicians monitor and operate the equipment.
Whatever their job, each member of the team, from surgeon to technician, functions as part of a single smoothly functioning unit committed to the welfare of the most important person in the room: their patient.