• Intensive Care Unit is a stressful environment, not only for patients and staff but also for relatives. Patient experience in the ICU is often seen as an important quality of care indicator. By design, GE Healthcare ICU solutions may help ICU staff to address ICU discomfort root causes and create a more quiet, comfortable and healthier working environment for patients and professionals…

Discomfort and stress root causes

Discomfort consequences…

GE Healthcare solutions for Intensive Care Units

Advanced technology and design to create a healthier environment.
Centricity™ High Acuity Critical Care
May help you capture, analyze and document at the bedside and at the department level patient comfort scoring (IPREA).
  • Improving ICU experience

    GE Healthcare Clinical Symposium, ESICM LIVES 2021

    Listen to Dr. Theresa Jacques talking about the patient perspective, Nancy Kentish-Barnes shares her insights about the family perspective and Prof. Jos M. Latour is sharing his view about the healthcare professional perspective to improve ICU experience.

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