Critical care services are available to all patients at Quincy Medical Center, wherever their location. Most often, such individuals will be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, but the critical care team also responds to patients who become acutely ill or unstable anywhere within the hospital.
A multidisciplinary team of clinicians with particular expertise in critical care medicine works in collaboration with a patient’s primary physician or surgeon to provide the best possible individualized evaluation and treatment of each person for whom we care. The team includes physicians with formal training and board certification in critical care medicine, a nursing staff who specializes in intensive care, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. As well, a broad range of physicians from multiple specialties, including cardiology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, infectious diseases, neurology, anesthesiology, and a variety of surgical subspecialties routinely participate in the care of seriously ill patients at Quincy Medical Center.
Quincy Medical Center also has a rapid response team (RRT). Consisting of a physician, an intensive care nurse, and a respiratory therapist, the RRT responds within a few minutes to evaluate patients who appear to be suffering an acute change in their condition.
The benefits of both of these teams' approach to critical care, led by physicians with specific training and certification in critical care medicine, and the Rapid Response Team, have been shown in numerous studies. At QMC, these proven models are combined with close collaboration between all providers and your personal physician or surgeon, providing advanced care with a compassionate touch.
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