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Critical Care Services

Comprehensive Medical Services for Patients in Critical Condition

Being transferred to critical care means your condition requires immediate attention and constant monitoring. Remember that hospitals outfit these units with the latest life-saving medical technology and critical care experts, so patients have access to everything they need during this frightening experience.

At Redlands Community Hospital, our critical care areas work together to provide the attentive, outstanding care you deserve.

Critical Care Services

This is specialized care for patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring.

At Redlands Community Hospital, our critical care department consists of our Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3200/3400 Telemetry, 2100 Telemetry and Rapid Response Team (RRT). Together, they work diligently to provide the best patient centered care possible.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Our ICU unit is a 12 bed, single patient room unit. Each room is equipped with specialized ICU beds, bedside electrocardiogram monitoring and hemodynamic capabilities that monitor changes in patients’ condition. Specialized ICU-trained physicians (also known as Intensivists) care for these patients, alongside RNs, and a medical director who is available 24/7 for both clinical and administrative matters.

Our ICU team members can intervene quickly to life-threatening changes in a patient’s condition, including cardiac arrest, septic shock, stroke and seizure. The ICU is a busy place due to the demand of its patients, but it is the safest place for patients whose condition(s) may decline rapidly.


Telemetry is the process of monitoring the electrical activity of a patient’s heart in combination with respiratory monitoring. Patients are placed on this unit if they have conditions or concerns that may affect their heart or lungs.

Common qualifying conditions are:

  • Cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Chest pain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke
  • Permanent pacemaker implant
  • Respiratory compromise requiring frequent respiratory therapy treatment support
  • Hemodynamically stable with a tracheostomy and/or ventilator
  • Diabetes requiring intravenous insulin

The Rapid Response Team (RRT)

The Rapid Response Team consists of highly trained staff to assess and quickly intervene at the recognition of early deterioration to prevent further patient compromise and death. Our Rapid Response Team is available 24/7 and consists of a critical care registered nurse, respiratory therapist, hospitalist and intensivist physician. Our Rapid Response Team has performed countless life-saving treatments on patients and even visitors, as unexpected situations may present themselves at any given time.