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Intensive Care Unit
At Lane, we emphasize a multi-disciplined approach to provide the best available healthcare to our patients. From the staff members providing direct patient care, to the volunteers that you will meet in the waiting room; everyone at Lane is working together to assure that the patient and family needs are met, promoting a return to a state of optimal wellness.
As a close friend or family member you have an important role in the care of our patients. Your support, caring reassurance, and advocacy for the patient is essential for their well being. You are a valued member of our ICU team and we're glad you're here.
While caring for the patient is our first obligation, we know the patient is not the only person affected by the situation. We recognize that the hospital and certainly the ICU may be unfamiliar and even intimidating to many friends and family members. Our staff will make every effort to ease this stressful time by being sensitive to the needs and concerns of your family. Our social worker, a healthcare professional, helps patients and families adjust to the ICU and deal with repercussions of the patient's hospitalization. Social workers have access to community resources and use those resources to help families plan for the future and adapt to the changes each new situation brings. In times of stress and indecision, many patients and family members seek comfort in their religion. Our ICU team can coordinate a visit from the clergy of your denomination. Lane's chapel is located on the first floor. Feel free to visit anytime. By working together, Heart to Heart and Hand to Hand, we can provide the best available healthcare to our patient.
How Can I Help
As the patient's advocate, your role frequently involves making informed decisions about the patient's care and keeping other family and friends updated on the patient's progress. The following tips from our staff will help you fulfill your role as the patient's advocate and help us provide the beset care.
1) Select One Family Member To Be The Family Spokesperson Or Advocate...
2) Don't Be Afraid To Ask Questions
3) Share As Much Information About The Patient As You Can, Especially If The Patient Cannot Communicate.
4) Make Sure The Staff Can Get In Touch With You When You Leave The Hospital
When Can We Visit?
The sound of a voice, the touch of a hand, and the smile of a familiar face promote the patient's recovery as much as any medication. Your visit is undoubtedly important to the patient. Equally significant to healing is the highly structured environment. The many routines and rules associated with the ICU are designed to ensure optimal care, promote healing, and protect the privacy of critically ill patients.
Our staff will make every effort to accommodate your family's special needs related to visiting, however the need for care, rest, and privacy are our first concern. In order for your loved one to receive optimal care and appropriate rest we ask that you visit during our scheduled visiting times.
Lane ICU Visiting Times Are:
These hours may change to meet specific patient needs or in the event of an emergency.
Children visiting the ICU should be accompanied by an adult and be 12 years of age or older. Arrangements can be made for younger visitors in certain situations. Please discuss this with your nurse if applicable.
Additional Information For The ICU
What Should You Bring From Home?
Is A Phone Available?
When Is The Best Time To See The Doctor?
Take Care Of Yourself!
If we can be of any help or answer any questions, please do not hesitate to page the patient representative at 409-3262, or call the director of ICU at 658-4519, or the chief nursing officer at 658-4505.
6300 Main Street * Zachary, LA 70791 * (225) 658-4000