Our Units - 8C - 13A

8C Trauma Intensive Care Unit

As a Level 1 Trauma Unit and tertiary care center, TICU provides exceptional care to traumatically injured patients in Oregon, Southwest Washington and Northern California.  The unit has a reputation for excellent teamwork and collaboration.  The nurses and physicians along with other key members of the health care team work together to ensure patients received progressive, evidence-based treatment.  The TICU has a dedicated trauma resuscitation room equipped with a rapid infuser, warming device, warmed fluids and additional emergent supplies.

Critically injured patients move quickly from the Emergency Department to the ICU where their active resuscitation continues and definitive plans for stabilization are made.  Our patient populations consists of traumatically inured patients, 15-years of age and up, from motor vehicle accidents, bicycle injures, pedestrian vs. auto, traumatic brain injuries, falls, assaults, gunshot wounds, logging accidents, ATV crashes, etc.  TICU is also the primary overflow unit for general surgery and neurosurgical patients.

Critical Response Nurse

In addition to providing intensive care, designated staff members from the unit fulfill the role of the critical response nurse (CRN).  The CRN responds to the Emergency Department for all trauma activations and serves as the primary nurse until the patient reaches his/her final destination.

13A Trauma / Acute Care Surgery

13A is an Intermediate Care Unit.  We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.  The care team is responsible for assessing patient needs, planning and coordinating interventions to meet those needs and evaluating the effectiveness of the interventions.  We also provide an emphasis of rehabilitation principles, assisting patients in transitioning from hospital to home or rehab.  Daily patient rounds occur with the attending staff physician, charge nurse, case manager, surgical residents and nurse practitioner.  We collaborate with the ICU to make the patient and family transition to our unit smooth and worry free.

Our Goals: 

  • Provide innovative, specialized, unbiased, family centered care.
  • To provide continued education for our patients and staff.
  • to incorporated evidence-based practice and principles to our nursing practice.