Advocate BroMenn Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit:
Large private rooms. The latest in technology. Compassionate care.
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center opened its new intensive care unit (ICU) in summer 2012. Twelve large, private patient rooms offer state-of-the-art technology and monitoring as we provide BroMenn's special kind of care to our patients who are most acutely ill.
Cutting-edge technology & design
Each ICU room has mobile columns (or "booms") that can move around the patient's bed, allowing caregivers to have better access to the patient and increased options for bed placement within the room. In-room dialysis access is also available.
The patient bed itself is a modern marvel. Tied in electronically to the nurse call system, it can communicate to the nursing staff if the bed needs adjustment for patient comfort, whether bed rails are up or down, and alert them if the patient is attempting to get up without assistance. The mattresses can automatically redistribute body weight to help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers and help the caregiver turn the patient as needed.
Motorized ceiling lifts help caregivers to safely reposition larger patients for their comfort or treatment.
The layout of the room and windows gives caregivers a clear line of sight to the patient from the nurses' station, and video cameras in each room enhance monitoring capability.
The support of family
Because the presence of loved ones can speed healing, BroMenn's spacious ICU rooms each contain a sleeper sofa that easily converts to a bed. Rooms have free wireless internet access to keep family members connected. During times when loved ones leave the room, there is a comfortable visitor lounge nearby, with television and computer access.