Southeastern Med to Secure ICU Doors
Written by: Kelli Koch
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, July 12, 2011 - Effective July 15, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Southeastern Med will take strides to improve patient and staff safety by securing the ICU doors and requiring visitors to check in prior to entering the unit.
Visitors will now be required to use a phone located outside of the ICU doors to call the nurse’s station to gain access to the area. ICU visiting hours may be limited briefly to provide patient privacy during care or treatment.
“When a patient is entrusted to our care, we can never be too cautious about that patient’s well being, and that starts with ensuring the highest level of safety,” said Michael Campbell, BSN, director of the ICU Department at Southeastern Med. “Our ICU patients are very ill and require a great deal of rest. By securing the unit’s doors, we can better provide our patients with a safe and secure, comfortable environment that promotes healing.”