This week, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) launched a new modernized 10,500 square-foot trauma care intensive care unit in its facility, according to a press release.
The unit includes multiple new amenities, including 12 ICU patient rooms constructed with various technologies, a private waiting area for families, a private consultation room for physicians to meet with families and staff and clinical support areas that provide more space.
Bill Arnold, president and CEO of RWJUH, said that with RWJUH being a Level I trauma center, the modern features of the new unit will allow for the facility to better cater to its patients, who often need the most advanced trauma and emergency care across the state.
"The complexity of these injuries require a higher level of dedicated, specialized care, and we are proud to provide our communities and team with the best resources and most advanced technology to help save lives," he said.
The new rooms for patients include overhead lighting, which will allow physicians to conduct procedures in the rooms, as well as medical equipment booms, which hold equipment and utility services safely in one place and allow for more room in the workspace, according to the release.
Additionally, each of the new rooms is designed with sizable glass doors, which can be set to be transparent or opaque. The doors open wide enough for patients to be easily transported to and from each room and also allow nurses to be able to monitor the patients through them when transparent.
"All team members across nursing, trauma and emergency medicine contributed to the planning of this beautiful new unit," said Maryann Brookes, nursing director for trauma and neurocritical care. "The safety and comfort of our patients, family members and staff remained our top priorities throughout the entire planning process."