The nurses of the SICU are an energetic and hard working group. We consider them to be among the finest nurses in LA County, and the nation. Our successes are due in large part to their efforts and non-stop diligence, optimism, and care.
They are a highly skilled—most are CCRN certified—and a culturally diverse group. There is not an emergent clinical situation they cannot handle. They are, in essence, an indispensable and central part of the ACS team.
The SICU utilizes electronic charting to track patients. The computer system is user-friendly, versatile, and accessible from multiple terminals in each patient room and doctor's offices. Future plans include access to resident and attending physicians from home. A separate division of medical information specialists is working with us on these projects as well as remote field telemedicine.