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Critical Care

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Count on Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, North Carolina for attentive, high-quality intensive care if you or a loved one has a serious illness or injury. You’ll appreciate our family-centered approach that helps treat and educate you every step of the way.

What Is Critical Care?

Critical care provides treatment for serious injuries and illnesses in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU). Turn to the compassionate, experienced professionals at Wayne UNC for vital medical attention when you or a family member needs it most.

Recognized Care

Depend on high-level critical care from us because we hold the 2018 Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Silver Plus Award from the American Heart Association. This award acknowledges our use of superior care standards to treat patients who experience cardiac arrest in the hospital.

Supportive Critical Care Team

Rely on the specially trained critical care doctors and care team at Wayne UNC for expert care and treatment and the ability to respond to any medical situation. Benefit from a critical care team who’ll take the time to educate you and your family about the specialized care you’ll receive in the intensive care unit. Expect compassion and encouragement from our care team because we don't just treat you, we also care for your family’s emotional well-being.

Conditions We Treat

Depend on Wayne UNC to treat a wide range of serious injuries, illnesses, and acute conditions including:

Specialty Treatments

You’ll benefit from intensive nursing care and specialty equipment and treatments at Wayne UNC to help your body function and heal, such as:

  • Hemodialysis at your bedside by certified hemodialysis (HD) nurses to take the place your kidney functions
  • Mechanical ventilation to supply oxygen to your lungs and help you breathe
  • Thermagard® therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest to help your body reach and maintain a targeted temperature to give you a better outcome during recovery
  • Glideslope laryngoscopy allows for awake intubations and faster more efficient intubations in difficult or restricted airways for emergency situations

Pastoral Care Support

When you or your family needs support from a chaplain, ask your ICU nurse or a volunteer to contact Pastoral Care at 919-731-6321. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day. For urgent matters on nights, weekends or holidays, please call the hospital operator at 919-736-1110 and ask to page Pastoral Care.

Intensive Care Unit Guidelines

Review the ICU visiting guidelines [PDF] at Wayne UNC Health Care. If you have questions about the guidelines, call:

ICU-North (rooms 351-358) at 919-731-6335

ICU-South (rooms 360-367) at 919-731-6394

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