Surgical Critical Care refers to critical care of surgical patients. All critical care units exist for one reason... to provide specialized, intensive care and treatment to people who are very seriously ill, critically ill or injured, and to provide close monitoring of patients whose conditions are unstable and unpredictable.
When someone you care about is in the ICU, you are concerned, frightened and do not know what to expect. You visit the ICU because you care and want to help, but what will happen in the ICU? To help you understand, please review the information for patients and families provided by the Society for Critical Care Medicine and view the PDF file, "Right Care Right Now".
The University of Michigan Surgical Critical Care Units care for patients requiring specialized pulmonary, renal, cardiovascular, neurological, or post-operative monitoring. Patients requiring close overnight observation are also admitted to this unit.
Goals of the Unit