Neuro Trauma ICU Unit

Fast Facts

  • Average Daily Census FY2020
    6.12
  • Nurse to Pt Ratio
    1:1-2
  • PCT to Pt Ratio
    1 to 8
  • Shifts
    Traditional 12 hr/shifts; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Certifications Available

    TCAR, FCCS, CCRN, NIHSS, TCRN, ACLS, BLS

The Neuro Trauma ICU (NTICU) is a specialized unit located on the 3rd floor of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Our unit is designed for critically ill patients requiring frequent monitoring and treatment.

Type of Patient Care

  • Level One Traumas – multiple injuries and fractures, traumatic brain injuries, falls causing head bleeds
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic strokes
  • Post-operative patients – craniotomy, endarterectomy, ORIF, vascular and cardiovascular surgeries
  • Sepsis, GI bleeds, Respiratory Failure requiring intubation, hypotension requiring vasopressor support

The Neuro Trauma ICU is a team of highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated Registered Nurses trained to care for critically ill patients and Level One Traumas. Our nurses work closely with the ICU, Trauma, and Neurosurgery teams to provide excellent care to our patients. We are trained to note subtle changes in a patient’s neurological status. The NTICU is truly a TEAM. Our unit thrives on our teamwork and ability to work together.

Our team works hard to make sure that every member feels empowered and engaged. We have a monthly “bonding board, the NTICU Chronicle, that asks a monthly question to the team and each member participates. We have monthly education packets, annual competency review, annual ICU Skill’s Day, and Trauma Skills Day to remain experts in our field. Staff is encouraged to advance their education, engagement, and learning through BSN programs, the REACH clinical ladder program, and multiple certifications. Our Unit Practice Council is open to anyone who would like to participate. Our vision is, “To provide an excellent patient experience by creating an environment where the staff is a positive group of individuals that work as a team to provide patient centered care.” We utilize our patient satisfaction scores and national data to guide our evidence-based projects.

Unit orientation is typically 3-6 month for new graduates and 1-2 months for experienced nurses. There is also Critical Care Pathway courses, the Nurse Residency program, and Transition to Practice courses.

What Our Employees are Saying

  • “My favorite thing about our unit is the teamwork, leadership, and positive personalities. You can put us in any location, and together we will make it our caring and compassionate home.” — Denise Sisco, R.N.

  • “I love the diversity in age and skill level represented by our unit as well as the wide variation of patient population. We have nurses that are brand new grads who are young and very motivated to learn all the way to nurses with 20+ years’ experience. Our patient population varies from a GI bleed to severe brain injury patients.” — Brad Wheeler, R.N.

  • “My favorite thing about our unit is the teamwork that we have. Any of my coworkers are always willing to jump in and help each other to provide the best care for our patients.” — Alex Theis, R.N.

  • “I chose to work in the NTICU because when I was a student there, I saw the awesome teamwork between everyone and knew they would support me as a new nurse. Everyone was always willing to teach and made me feel welcome.” — Meagan Brink, R.N.

  • “We have a great team on both days and nights. They have each other’s backs and a great leader that goes to bat for us and stands with us.” — Aaron Olson, R.N.