eICU oversight and monitoring includes both video and verbal bedside support, vital signs monitoring, lab and medication reviews. Support includes 24-hour consultation, with a board-certified intensivist available from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and an experienced critical care nurse available 24 hours a day.
Monitoring can occur through two different tools: eCare Mobile and eCare bed. An eCare bed is a patient bed equipped with a full complement of eICU monitoring tools. The eCare Mobile unit is a mobile version of an eICU workstation that enables a hospital to temporarily transform any bedside with network connectivity into a critical care location. Whether eCare mobile or eCare Bed, the eICU program provides remote care tools, including two-way audio/video, real time clinical status reports on all patients and advanced clinical alerts.
The eICU improves quality of care for critically ill patients. Established eICU programs have reported double-digit reductions in mortality rates and length of stay. Earlier identification of clinical concerns results in swifter implementation of necessary interventions, thereby reducing the possibility of adverse outcomes. Compliance with the local hospital’s preferred bundles of care is elevated, thereby enhancing the use of evidence-based protocols. Read our Kodiak staff comments here.
“When they took me into the ICU, I was afraid to go to sleep for fear I wouldn’t wake up. The nurses took me around and showed me all of the equipment they were monitoring me with and gave me the confidence that I could use to go to sleep. And I needed that sleep.”
– Don Loesche, adult critical care patient
For more information
To learn more about Providence eICU, please call (907) 212-6801, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library