Intensive Care Unit
Critical care units provide special “intensive” care for people who are very ill, badly injured, or have had a complex procedure/surgery.
The goals of critical care are to help patients:
- Return to their previous state of health, or an improved state of health
- Provide relief of symptoms
Staff in the ICU work with fewer patients than staff in other units, since patients in the ICU need close monitoring and more complicated care.
Both Rapid City Regional Hospital
and Spearfish Regional Hospital are participating in the eICU program - a patient monitoring system which allows an additional team of experts to observe and evaluate critically ill patients in multiple ICUs and hospitals from a single location