Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
The medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Rhode Island Hospital is directed and staffed by the hospital's division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. The MICU is an 18-bed unit located on the seventh floor of the hospital.
Patients are admitted to the MICU for specialized service, including mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and kidney transplant therapies. 24-hour care and monitoring is provided by physicians and critical care nurses.
A Team Approach
MICU staff members take a team approach to each patient's care. The multidisciplinary team consists of a physician, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, secretaries, and housekeeping and ancillary service providers.