Level I ICU in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls is designated as a Level I Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This designation means we provide the highest level of intensive care for all cardiology, neurology and trauma patients.
To learn more about our ICU services, please call (208) 529-7830.
Not only do we provide critical care services for adults, but we provide intensive care for the full age spectrum, including babies in our NICU and children and teens in our PICU. Outside Idaho Falls, the nearest Level I Critical Care Centers are located in Salt Lake City, Boise and Missoula.
Our interdisciplinary team works together to save and improve the lives of critically ill patients from across our region, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Our ICU team includes physicians, nurses, monitor techs, nurse’s aides, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, occupational and speech therapists, social services and spiritual support.
Visiting the ICU
When someone you love is in our ICU, we know you are worried. Be assured we are taking the very best care of your loved one. Our team is experienced, our facility is state-of-the-art and our number one priority is helping our patients recover.
Family support, adequate rest and avoidance of overstimulation are important factors for a patient’s recovery. With these considerations in mind, and with our shared commitment to what is best for our patients, the following ICU visiting guidelines are important to follow.
Visitors are welcome in the ICU, except between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We use these non-visiting times to safely transfer information from one ICU care team to the next. We appreciate if visitors refrain from calling during these hours to allow for uninterrupted time.
There may be times, even within normal visiting hours, when we must restrict the length of visits or suspend them altogether for our patients’ safety and comfort. Their recovery is always our first concern. We appreciate your understanding on those occasions.
There is an ICU waiting room just outside the main ICU patient area that accommodates family members. The waiting room includes a refrigerator, microwave, chairs, sofas, a television, books and games.
Number of visitors
To avoid overwhelming patients and to allow our staff adequate space to perform patient care, we ask that no more than two visitors be in a room at a time.
Children under 14 years old should be accompanied by an adult, closely supervised around equipment and never left unattended in the waiting room. Before bringing in children, please be sensitive to their maturity and capacity to handle what they might see in the ICU.
There may be special circumstances (seasonal illnesses, for example) when children are restricted from visiting the ICU. This is done to protect vulnerable patients from exposure to infection and contagious disease.