Critical care medicine, also known as intensive care medicine, is an area of medicine that specializes in seriously injured or critically ill patients who have, are at risk of having, conditions that may be life-threatening.

Critical care treatment takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital. In the ICU, patients get round-the-clock care by a specially trained team including Intensivists (specially trained physicians), nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and others.  This type of care includes providing life support, resuscitation, invasive monitoring techniques and end of life care.

CAMC has multiple intensive care units, including:

  • cardiopulmonary intensive care unit (CPICU)

  • medical intensive care unit (MICU)

  • surgical intensive care unit (SICU)

  • surgical and trauma intensive care unit (STICU)

  • pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

  • neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU)

  • neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)