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Rounding Times

What Rounds Involve

How to Receive Updates from the Medical Team


Rounding Times


Every day the ICU medical team meets at each patient’s bedspace to discuss their progress. This is called medical rounds. Rounds begin around 09:00am and can last until the early afternoon. There are also handover rounds that will occur around 4:00pm and 8:00pm during the changeover of medical staff.



What Rounds Involve


The medical team will review current medical management of the patient, complete a comprehensive physical assessment and identify goals for the day. They may order further tests and investigations to occur over the following days. This can also involve collaborating with medical, surgical or allied health teams to seek further advice for treatment.



How to Receive Updates from the Medical Team


After the team have completed their rounds, they will be available to provide you with updates about your family member. A member of the medical team may meet you at the bedside to summarise what was discussed during rounds and give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Alternatively, you can speak with the bedside nurse and they can assist with organising a time to speak with the medical team. If your family requires more time to ask further questions or seek clarification, speak with the bedside nurse or our social worker and they can organise a family conference at a time that suits everyone.

Medical Rounds

Medical Rounds

More Information

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Visiting the ICU

Please access for more information regarding visiting times, our recommendation for children visiting the ICU and if a member of your family is unwell.

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Taking Care of Yourself

It is vital that you take the time to look after yourself and reach out for support and guidance during this stressful time. We have provided a number of tips and recourses on ways that can help you during your journey as a family member in the ICU.

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Patient Safety

Patient safety is an essential component of high-quality care provided in the ICU. Our team have worked hard to establish a number of tools and strategies that ensures the ICU provides safe care, in the context of evidence-based practice and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) requirements.

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The ICU Environment

We understand that entering the ICU can be very overwhelming. The environment is often very busy with many unfamiliar sights and sounds. We hope that this page can better orientate you to the bedspace and the various equipment you may encounter.

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Medical Rounds

Please access for further information about medical rounds within the ICU including rounding times, what rounds involve and how to receive updates from the medical team.

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Spiritual Care

In Nepean ICU we aim to accommodate for all kinds of spiritual care required and welcome families to speak to the team for recourses available within the hospital or to organise their own external support.

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Helpful Tips

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Your ICU Team

The Nepean ICU team consider patients and their families a central and vital part of our team, we value working together to deliver high quality care with compassion and respect to every patient. Our team are here to support and guide you and your loved one through this ICU admission.

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Delirium

We understand that it can be very difficult to see your loved one acting differently or in a state of confusion. Please access for more information about delirium.

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Activities to do in ICU

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End of Life Care

The transition from active treatment to palliative/end of life care in ICU can often be sudden and unexpected. We recognise this is an overwhelming and emotional time for families and friends.

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Beyond Critical Care

Leaving critical care and going to the ward is an important step in your recovery process as your ICU stay only plays a small part in your journey in hospital. The following information will help you and your family learn more about the ward environment and provide some general information about your recovery process.

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