Critical care supports patients while their bodies get better. Many ICU patients have illnesses or injuries that modern medicine can’t fix. Patients may be dying, or unable to return to the life they led before.
If the patient is not getting better, the ICU team is here to help patients and families to develop a plan that is right for each patient. When patients come to the ICU, our goal is to keep them alive while their body gets better. If the patient’s body isn’t getting better, it may be time to change the focus of care—to make the focus more on the patient’s comfort.