The TCMH Intensive Care Unit is a four-bed unit that provides additional care and support for patients that are critically ill. It is equipped with up to date monitoring. Patients may be admitted around the clock for close observation and for closer monitoring after a major surgical procedure.
The ICU is fully staffed with RN’s and LPN’s that are all specially trained to care for your loved ones in an advanced setting. The patient nurse ration is 2 to 1, and this gives your family member the extra attention they need.
Texas County Memorial Hospital is pleased to have joined NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health-System Elders), a national program to improve care for older hospitalized adults. More than 38 percent of the patients admitted to TCMH are over the age of 65 and, as such, face a variety of health risks specific to elders. Through this program, TCMH will undertake a number if steps to recognize and prevent or treat these health problems. In the first phase of the program TCMH will begin providing extra training to a core group of “Geriatric Resource Nurses” who will become leaders and role models to their peers on the nursing units.
Visitors to the ICU are limited from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. This may be altered at the discretion of the nurse. ICU patients are limited to two visitors at a time, and visitors may be asked to leave the unit during medical emergencies and shift report times.
The ICU Waiting Room is located in the same corridor as the ICU wing. A phone is available for incoming calls; the number is (417) 967-1384.