Critical care medicine, or intensive care medicine, is guided by a basic principle: hospitals need to pay special attention to patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.
Critical care at Duke is a multidisciplinary specialty involving pediatrics, anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine, and surgery.
Our critical care teams take care of very sick patients who require life support services or frequent monitoring. Often, such patients have either suffered or are at risk for organ failure.
Patients may require critical care for any of the following afflictions:
Intensive care units (ICUs) accommodate these patients to provide them with the thorough treatment they need, whether over a period of hours, days, or weeks.
Duke University Hospital comprises the following ICUs:
Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital both contain general ICUs led by expert intensivists.
In our continued commitment to state-of-the-art care, our team of physicians participates in weekly conferences and engages in research as well as undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: