If you’re diagnosed with a serious illness or need close monitoring after an injury or surgery, you may be admitted to a UNC Health hospital. You’ll receive comprehensive, compassionate, round-the-clock critical care.
What Is Critical Care?
Critical care, or intensive care, helps treat you during life-threatening illnesses and injuries. You may receive this care in the emergency department or an intensive care unit after major:
Critical care relies on constant attention from medical professionals and care teams to help you heal and recover.
Conditions We Treat
Critical care is essential for conditions such as:
Treatment & Technology
UNC Health critical care units offer comprehensive treatment with technology such as:
- Chest tube – Drains fluids or blood to make it easier to breathe
- Feeding tube – Sends food and nutrition to your body if you cannot eat
- Intravenous (IV) lines – Deliver fluids, medications, and nutrients through a small tube in your vein
- Ventilator – Breathes for your lungs if they do not work
UNC Health’s compassionate teams of care experts dedicate their lives to helping critical-care patients. That’s why so many hospitals inside and outside North Carolina refer their patients to our care.