Trauma/Burn Intensive Care Unit (TBICU)

The TBICU is a 10 bed ICU that provides care for critically ill trauma and burn patients (adult and pediatric) for the University of Michigan Level 1 Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons, and the Burn Center, verified by the American Burn Association as meeting or exceeding the highest standards of care for the most critically injured patients. The TBICU is a recognized leader in treating the most severely injured trauma and burn patients, particularly those with multi-system trauma. The TBICU also has special expertise in the care of critically ill patients with life-threatening skin disorders (including Stevens - Johnson syndrome and TENS) and necrotizing soft tissue infections. The TBICU serves as the Michigan Statewide Burn Coordinating Center, responsible for education and preparation for the entire state for advanced burns and trauma care.

Our nurses are certified in ACLS, PALS, ABLS, and most have the Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses certification.

TBICU Accomplishments

  • Dickinson S, Taylor S. "Duct tape - the building block of the universe: a novel strategy to reduce VRE and MRSA in the ICU." Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice - SICU Conference 2013. Presentation
  • Taylor S, Dickinson S, Pelham L. "Can the utilization of an early mobility protocol improve outcomes in the burn patient?" American Burn Association 45th Annual Meeting, April 25, 2013. Presentation
  • Jakubus J, Byrd M. Taylor S, Desmond J, Scipione C, O'Farrell M, Kelm M, Oldenburg-McGee C, Elder-Tennyson B, Hemmila M. "Multidisciplinary approach to decrease urinary tract infections in trauma patients." American College of Surgeons 2012 TQIP Annual Meeting. Poster and Presentation.

TBICU Selected Publications

  • Taylor S, Manning S, Quarles J. A multidisciplinary approach to early mobilization of patients with burns. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2013. 36(1): 56-62.