Adult Intensive Care Unit (4 Central Wing)
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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thank you for trusting us with your or your loved one's care. The goal of our Adult Intensive Care Unit is to provide excellent, patient-centered care with teamwork and compassion.
Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, registered nurses, administrative care partners, respiratory and physical therapists, clinical social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists and case managers who collaborate with families to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Patient and family-centered care is our priority. At the beginning of every shift, your current and incoming nurses will exchange information at your bedside. We do this so you can participate in your plan of care, but ask that you hold any questions until they are finished.
Please use the intercom located outside of both entrances to enter our ICU. Our staff will check with the assigned nurse before permitting access. When instructed by a staff member, press the silver plate next to the intercom to enter the unit.
Our goal is to maintain patient privacy and provide a calm and healing environment. Please always use the intercom before entering the unit. We appreciate your understanding.
No more than four visitors are allowed at the bedside at any time. We may need to further limit the number of bedside visitors, depending on the patient's condition and privacy needs.
To protect them from possible infection risks, children under age 18 are allowed to visit only with a supervising parent or adult and may not be left unattended. For their safety, children under 13 may visit only with approval from our Unit Director or Nursing Supervisor.
Be aware that we cannot accommodate requests to change the timing of tests or procedures because they are determined and scheduled by each patient's medical needs.
We ask that all personal belongings, such as clothing, jewelry and wallets, be taken home for safekeeping. Watches, rings, earrings and necklaces can interfere with medical procedures and are easily lost. If your loved one uses glasses, dentures or hearing aids, please inform our nurses and tell the bedside nurse any time you bring an item or take it home. We strive to keep an accurate log of items kept at each patient's bedside, but we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Artificial flowers, cards, non-latex balloons and personal photos are always welcome. To control infection, fresh flowers and plants are not allowed in our ICU.
Wireless-enabled Internet service is available in your room. Please ask your nurse for access code information or assistance.
Cell Phone Use
You may use your cell phone inside the patient's room or outside the unit. Please do not use cell phones in the unit hallways. Cameras and cell phone photography are not allowed in our ICU.
The visitor restroom is located in Room 4315, near the south entrance to our unit. There are two other restrooms outside of the unit near the Waiting Room (4300).
Convenient valet parking is available almost 24 hours on weekdays at our main entrance, 1250 16th Street and on weekdays at our 1225 15th Street entrance. Discounted rates available for extended periods. Ask our parking or security staff for details.
Patient privacy is very important to us. When visiting the ICU, you must remain in the patient's room or in the ICU waiting room at all times.
Please designate a family member or trusted friend as your loved one's advocate. That person will be provided with a privacy code to use when calling in for updates.
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