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Intensive Care

Reston Hospital Center provides intensive care to patients who need close monitoring and advanced medical care. Our intensive care unit (ICU), sometimes known as a critical care unit (CCU), treats medical and surgical patients with the most serious needs; our progressive care unit (PCU) is for patients who require more nursing care than is available on a general unit.

Our specially trained teams provide the constant monitoring and attentive care you'd want for a friend or family member in greatest need–and we're conveniently located so you can stay close to your loved one.

Expert Critical Care

Our intensive care teams include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nutritionists and dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Clergy

Our intensive care units provide treatment that goes beyond typical inpatient support in multiple ways:

  • Concentrated care – Intensive care doctors and nurses are specially trained to care for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries, including stroke and heart conditions. Patients and families experience compassionate, attentive and expert care around the clock.
  • Advanced technology– We're committed to using the most advanced technologies, procedures and equipment to help our patients, often resulting in shorter hospital stays and better outcomes.
    • Remote monitoring helps our caregivers deliver a constant, high level of attention and responsiveness.
    • Hypothermia therapy helps reduce organ damage following cardiac arrest.
    • CRRT Therapy – Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
    • IABP - Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
    • Aggressive Transitional Care Program – where your care is coordinated with your primary care provider and specialists to lessen your chance of being readmitted to the hospital
  • Progressive Mobility Program – Because patients in intensive care are often immobilized, our team takes gradual steps to re-introduce activity and restore mobility, with the goal of returning patients to their normal functioning.

Intensive Care Services

Our services include an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Progressive Care Unit (PCU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Conditions requiring intensive care can include:

  • Surgical recovery
  • Brain injuries such as bleeding, trauma, stroke, tumors or comas
  • Heart problems such as very low or very high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat or heart attack
  • Lung and breathing problems such as acute asthma attack, severe pneumonia or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)
  • Serious infections
  • Critically ill or premature infants

Visiting Patients in the ICU Units

We understand how important the support of family is to a patient's recovery, and we encourage families to visit. Learn more about our critical care visitor guidelines.