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Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins cares for critically ill general surgery and trauma patients who have undergone complex surgical procedures.

Patient Population
  • Ages 16 and up
  • Conditions include Level 1 trauma, transplantation (renal, liver, pancreas), vascular and general surgery
  • Average length of stay: 2 days
Number of Beds
  • 10
Nurse / Patient Ratio
  • 1:1-2
Rotation / Shifts
  • 12 hours
  • flexible, modified self-scheduling
Skill Mix
  • Predominantly RN
Orientation
  • Experienced ICU nurses: 10 to12 weeks
  • Med-surg-prepared nurses: 14 to18 weeks
  • New grads: SPRING program

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