Critical Care Medicine (ICU)

Intensive, round-the-clock monitoring and care

Carlisle Regional Medical Center’s highly trained critical care doctors, nurses and other health care professionals provide 24-hour monitoring and acute care for critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients have access to specialists in a full range of disciplines who are available to provide expert care at a moment’s notice. Our ICU team utilizes advanced equipment and technology to provide safe, high-quality care.

We understand that having a family member or loved one in the ICU can be difficult, so our critical care team members are dedicated to keeping you well informed and answering your questions.

In order to deliver the best care possible to our critically ill patients, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

Visiting Hours

You are welcome to visit between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Please limit visitors to immediate family over the age of 14 and only 2 visitors at a time due to the patient’s need for rest. We ask that you do not bring small children or anyone that is not feeling well in to visit.

Phone Calls

Please avoid calling for patient updates between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Vital information is being shared with nurses during this time and the nurses cannot give families the desired attention they deserve within these time periods.

Spokesperson(s) & HIPAA

For HIPAA privacy reasons and coordination of care, please have a designated spokesperson(s) for all communication. We will ask you for a password which must be used before any information is given out over the phone. The spokesperson should be the one who calls for updates so the nursing staff can concentrate on the patient without frequent telephone interruptions.

Understanding

 You may be asked by a physician or nurse to step out of the patient’s room. Please cooperate and understand that if you are asked to leave the room it is because the necessary care needed by the patient cannot be delayed or compromised. We ask that ALL visitors comply with these guidelines. They may be adjusted in special circumstances to meet individual needs by the nursing staff if the patient is very ill.  

Isolation

Your loved one may be on isolation precautions for various reasons. If you see a yellow sign or a stop sign on the door, please check with the nurse before entering.

Please call the Intensive Care Unit at (717) 960-1693. We will try to help you in any way we can. We care and want your loved one to recover as quickly as possible.