Floyd Medical Center's 26-bed Intensive Care Unit offers close monitoring of the hospital's most critically ill patients. The strategic design of the unit means that critical care nurses are stationed near every room and have a clear view of the entire area. Unique to the design is the inclusion of physicians, therapists and other clinicians who can respond quickly.
Families and friends of patients are also considered. The waiting area is designed for how families use those spaces, with places to comfortably eat a meal, charge a phone or work privately on a computer. Family members can now check on their loved ones almost any time of day or night.
Open Visitation Guidelines
ICU offers open visitation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, both in a patient's room and in waiting areas. To maintain safety and quality of care for all patients in ICU, family members are asked to follow the guidelines below.
- Visitors must check in at the Information Desk located in the ICU waiting area to receive visitor identification badges. Limit two per patient.
- Only two visitors are allowed at a time to see the patient.
- Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times, and should not sit or crawl on the floor or touch equipment.
- All visitors should be free of cold, flu or other illness symptoms.
- Visitors will be asked to return to the waiting area during the following times:
- Bedside procedures and emergencies
- A crisis situation with a patient
- Behavior disruptive to the functioning of the patient care unit
- Patient's need for privacy or rest
Items Not Allowed
- Food and drinks are not allowed in the patient area.
- Flowers and plants are not allowed in the patient area or waiting room.
- Pets are not allowed in the patient area or waiting room.
We maintain the privacy of all our patients. When a loved one is in ICU, the family will be asked to appoint one contact person who will receive patient updates. The main point of contact will provide a password that must be used to receive information by phone. Without the password, nursing staff will not share updates with a caller.
The appointed contact person should also provide the nurse with cell and/or home phone numbers so they can be reached for questions, concerns and updates from the medical team.