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Progressive Care Unit

  • Progressive Care Team

The PCU Team

Your PCU team works collaboratively with specialists and your primary care physician to provide you with the care you need. The Progressive Care Unit is staffed 7 days per week/24 hours per day to meet patient needs. Your PCU team may include:

  • Critical Care Physician (Intensivist). Critical care physicians are trained and certified in critical care medicine, and it is their responsibility to oversee the care provided to Rutland ICU patients. The critical care physician may act as the patient’s primary physician, as a consultant, or an advisor to the patient’s primary physician.
  • PCU Nurses. Rutland’s PCU nurses have received special education in caring for the critically ill, and many of our RN’s have earned Critical Care Certification.
  • Respiratory Specialist. Registered respiratory therapists play an important role in helping patients with breathing problems. In coordination with the physician, they manage the ventilators, administer special breathing treatments, assist with breathing exercises and educate patients on how to maintain healthy breathing.
  • Clinical Pharmacist. A pharmacist assigned to the PCU is responsible for monitoring selected areas of patient’s drug therapy. Prior to discharge, they are available to assist patients and their families with questions about the medications they will be taking at home.
  • Social Worker. Social workers may be called upon to provide both emotional and practical assistance to patients and families. 
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists. These specialists assist with improving patients’ mobility, cognitive and speech function, and ability to perform daily living tasks.
  • Case Managers. Registered nurses who work closely with a physician to assist in facilitating patient care and discharge needs.
  • Dietitians. Assist Rutland staff in providing nutrition support for all patients – especially those not yet eating on their own.

Contact the PCU

If you have questions, the PCU can be reached by calling 802.747.3681.

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701

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