Located in the new North Patient Tower, the Intensive Care Unit at Cookeville Regional is a modern, state-of-the-art, 30-bed unit equipped with the latest technology. The collaborative efforts of our physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, laboratory and imaging staff, as well as environmental services staff, enable us to maintain a high standard of care and service for our critically ill patients.
The new unit has a space design allowing nurses to stay at the patient’s bedside. A mini nurses’ station is located between every two beds with full visibility of the assigned patients. There are computers at each station where nurses have immediate access to lab results, imaging data and drug information through a specialized order-entry and data retrieval program. These computers also offer a clinical results program so physicians have quick access to up-to-date patient information while they make rounds in the unit. The unit also benefits from automated dispensing of medications so as to prevent delayed delivery of urgently required drugs.
Each patient's family becomes part of our plan of care. Two overnight family rooms, a family lounge and seven family respite areas are available so families who need to be near critically ill or injured loved ones have a comfortable and private environment. Every effort has been made to ensure the comfort of the families during these difficult times. Large waiting areas with a shared family kitchen area help ease the difficulties experienced in being away from home.
One support person of the patient’s choice will be allowed to remain with the patient 24 hours a day to provide emotional and social support. Two additional visitors may visit during the posted visiting hours. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit the patient’s room. Additional visitors may remain in the ICU waiting room.
All visitors to the patient’s room will check in at the nurses’ station and receive a visitor badge that is to be worn during the visit to the patient.
As always, visitation may be revised at the nurses’ discretion and may need to be adjusted based on patient condition and/or extenuating circumstances.
The hours of visitation* are as follows:
- 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- *Check-in at nurses’ station required.
- *Visitors limited to 3 people during open hours.
- *One visitor per patient during closed hours.
- *No children under 12 years of age.
- *Per nurse discretion.
- *Fresh flowers are not permitted in ICU patient rooms.
ICU Waiting Room: 931-783-5650