Critical Care Nursing

Houston’s Atrium Medical Hospitals gives personalized, compassionate attention to each patient to promote a healthy recovery.At Atrium Medical Hospital our goal for critical care nursing is respect and support the right of the patient or the patient’s designated surrogate to autonomous informed decision making.Intervene when the best interest of the patient is in question.Help the patient obtain necessary care.

Respect the values, beliefs and rights of the patient.Represent the patient in accordance with the patient’s choices.Support the decisions of the patient or designated surrogate, or transfer care to an equally qualified critical care nurse.Intercede for patients who cannot speak for themselves in situations that require immediate action.Monitor and safeguard the quality of care the patient receives.Act as a liaison between the patient, the patient’s family and other healthcare professionals.