Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is guided by a basic principle: hospitals need to pay special attention to patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Our multidisciplinary critical care teams at Duke Health serve very ill patients in a variety of specialties, including pediatrics, anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine, and surgery.
Intensive care units (ICUs) accommodate these patients to provide them with the thorough treatment they need – from frequent monitoring to life support – whether over a period of hours, days, or weeks.
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers general ICU care led by expert intensivists. Most commonly, patients utilize critical care services in the following areas:
- Neurology and Neuro-surgical
Expert intensivists at Duke Regional Hospital offer general ICU care, most often in the following areas:
Duke University Hospital serves critical care units in the following areas of specialty:
- Bone marrow transplant