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Overview of critical and intensive care


Baylor Scott & White Health offers advanced care for the most serious injuries and illnesses. Our critical and intensive care teams are here to not only provide quality care for the patient, but also to offer a supportive environment for family members and loved ones.

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Types of critical and intensive care
Critical and intensive care treats a wide variety of life-threatening injuries, illnesses and heart issues. Surgical treatments and interventions, medication and life support are all offered depending on the situation.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) cares ​for you if your heart is critically ill and does not require surgical intervention - heart attack, severe high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm.
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU)
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) cares for you if you have cardiac and pulmonary diseases that require surgical treatments.
Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU)
Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU) cares for you if you need surgical attention or are a victim of an accident with severe illness requiring life support.
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) cares for you if you have severe medical illnesses ranging from diabetic crisis to seizures to pneumonias. The MICU contains various forms of advanced life support that can only be provided under close monitoring.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) ​cares for children who are very ill or medically unstable. These situations may result from very serious disease, infection, or injury sustained from trauma, such as a traumatic brain injury.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for the most fragile and premature newborns as well as full-term newborns diagnosed with serious or life-threatening conditions.
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