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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 department consists of our intensive care unit (ICU), definitive observation unit (DOU) and rapid assessment team. They will work together to provide the attentive, outstanding care you deserve.


Our ICU has 12 beds in private rooms. Each room is equipped with electrocardiogram and hemodynamic monitoring capabilities that help us track any changes in patients’ blood flow or organ functions. Three ICU-trained physicians (also known as intensivist physicians) care for patients here, along with a medical director who is available 24/7 for both clinical and administrative matters.

Our ICU nurses and intensivists can respond quickly to any life-threatening changes in a patient’s condition, including cardiac arrest and seizures. The ICU can be a busy, noisy area but is still the safest place for patients whose conditions can plummet at a moment’s notice. Our team can assist you or a loved one if you are having trouble resting.


Telemetry is the process of monitoring a patient’s vitals through the use of wireless signals. Patients are transferred to this unit if they have suffered or may suffer a cardiac event such as a heart attack. Other qualifying conditions include:

  • Unstable angina
  • Permanent pacemaker implant
  • Need for frequent respiratory therapy services
  • Hemodynamically stable and require a ventilator
  • Need for drugs to manage blood pressure or cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Diabetes requiring an insulin drip

The Rapid Assessment Team

The rapid assessment team’s specialty is to quickly determine the severity and possible causes of a patient’s unexpected decline, so they can intervene right away. Our team, which consists of a critical care registered nurse, respiratory therapist, hospitalist and intensivist, has performed life-saving procedures on patients who suddenly suffer from cardiac arrest and other serious medical events.