Our culture of care never sleeps when patients with critical conditions are staying in an intensive care unit (ICU) at Tufts Medicine.
With you every step of the way
Healthcare takes a village, and you deserve a village of experts: anesthesiologists, surgical intensivists, medical intensivists, pulmonologists and nurses who are experienced in managing patients living with critical conditions. When we all come together, we can get you on a faster track to wellness.
We believe continuity of care is important, so the same anesthesiology and surgical teams that oversee your surgery also tend to you in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) or Cardiothoracic Unit (CTU).
We’re focused on your whole health, not simply one part. Some diseases can affect multiple organ systems like the heart, lungs, kidneys and brain. Our intensivists act as the conductors for an entire orchestra of specialists working in harmony for a healthier you.
Our approach to critical care has produced impressive results. The SICU participates in a national database called Project Impact, which tracks outcomes for patients and allows for comparisons with other ICUs in North America. We're always in pursuit of what’s next in critical care, and what's next for your care. That's why our SICU has gained recognition for improving:
- Survival rates from critical illness
- Time spent in the ICU
- Rates of complications
Some of our brightest minds are at the forefront of developing protocols to standardize care for patients living with critical conditions. These protocols result in fewer medical errors and better survival rates. Our success has led a number of hospitals nationwide to adopt many of our protocols.
Here for families, too
Caring for a loved one with a critical illness can be a heavy weight to bear. But you don’t have to carry it alone. With the help of our nursing staff, we work hard to keep families up to date on their loved one’s progress following major surgery.
Sometimes family members are responsible for making care-related decisions. If this is the case, one of our intensivists will give you all the information you need to confidently make the right calls for you and your family.