The SCCH Intensive Coronary Care Unit, ICCU, is designed for those patients requiring constant observation, as well as specialized medical and nursing care. Our four ICCU rooms are equipped with the latest technological advances for quality patient care, including cardiac monitoring and management of ventilator patients.
ICCU is also capable of providing telehealth services in multiple disciplines, including cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, and mental health. Telehealth services use a monitor/webcam, allowing the physician to see, assess, and speak with the patient from off-site locations with the assistance of the on-site nursing staff. Telehealth equipment also provides patients with a means to visit with family that may live too far away to visit in person.
Medicare covers Cardiopulmonary Rehab services for those recovering from open heart surgery, lung disorders, heart transplant, stable angina, heart valve replacement or repair, or a coronary stent.
A registered nurse coordinates the program and is present to lead classes, provide encouragement and monitor patients’ progress.