The Prairie Lakes Critical Care Unit (CCU) provides nursing care and intervention to adult cardiac, medical, and surgical patients for a variety of critical conditions. We serve patients who have undergone surgery, multi-trauma injuries, diagnostic invasive monitoring, and complex medication administration.
CCU Patient Rooms
The Critical Care Unit has eight (8) patient rooms spacious enough to house the most advanced monitoring systems available. The unit's nurses have extensive experience and training to care for critical patients.
- 4 Standard CCU patient rooms
- 1 Bariatric/Isolation patient room (room accommodations for larger patients)
- 1 Standard Isolation patient room (negative airflow room)
- 2 eICU patient rooms
eICU Patient Rooms
The eICU (electronic intensive care unit) allows our physicians and staff to consult with offsite critical care specialists via high-speed data networks. Real-time patient information such as vital signs, medication and test results can be monitored by round-the-clock intensivists at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In the past, these critically ill patients had to be transferred. Now they can stay in Watertown, close to family and friends.
The Telemetry Unit is located near the CCU and is for patients who need ongoing cardiac monitoring, but not the services of the CCU. In the Telemetry Unit, electronic signals are transmitted from electrodes placed on a patient to a monitor where they are stored and interpreted. The continuous monitoring ensures that they are responding to treatment appropriately and that any changes to their condition can be immediately identified and acted upon.
CCU and Telemetry services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.