Getting and Giving Information

We need to know how to get in touch with you! Please let the critical care team members know where to get in contact with you when you're not at the hospital ... and that you know how to reach us when you need to.

Here are some suggestions for communicating with the Critical Care team:

  • Meet the critical care physician and the critical care nurse taking care of your loved one.
  • Select a family spokesperson.
  • Try as best you can to express the patient's wishes, or what you believe them to be.
  • Ask the nurses specifically what you can do to help.
  • Prepare your questions ahead of time.

Getting and giving honest information will help in making decisions about your loved one's care. Our goal is to get your loved one back with you as quickly and as healthy as possible.