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Critical Care Unit

Mission Statement

The Critical Care Unit is a team of licensed professionals who deliver optimal, compassionate, and appropriate and cost-
effective care to all critically ill patients as well as accomplish the mission of the Lompoc Healthcare District.

Scope of Service

The Critical Care Unit has 4 beds and provides care for adult and pediatric patients with critical care diagnosis. Patients requiring ventilation support, vasopressin drugs, thrombolytic agents, as well as, but not limited to cardiac monitoring are placed in the Critical Care Unit. The average census is 2.1 patients. The Critical Care Unit provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Nursing care, which is individualized for each patient, includes assessment and reassessment of patient and significant other in the physical, psychological and cognitive domain in all phases of patient care; planning for care after identifying needs from the assessment including coordination with appropriate disciplines required for patient/family during hospitalization and at discharge; implementing and documenting the plan of care; evaluating the patient's response to medical and nursing interventions; and working with the patient/family, physician and other health care providers to assure the discharge plan is best fitted to the assessed needs.

Staffing of the department consists of Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. The Critical Care Unit is staffed according to Department Health Services Title 22 regulation.

The Critical Care Unit is committed to follow laws and regulations established by the California Nursing Practice Act and Regulations, JCAHO, DHS, Title 22 State Regulations, The Lippincott Manual of Nursing, LHD nursing Policy and Procedure Manual and the AACN Standards for Critical Care.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3396

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Emergency Department

Mission Statement

The Emergency Department is a specialized and qualified Team that provides emergent, urgent, and non urgent care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for “all people” to accomplish the mission of the Lompoc Healthcare District.

Scope of Service

The Emergency Department offers emergency health services twenty-four hours a day to patients of all ages. The Department is responsible for the immediate treatment of any medical or surgical emergency, for initiating lifesaving procedures in all types of emergency situations, and for providing emergency care for other conditions, including chronic medical problems and minor injuries and illnesses. The department is staffed with experienced physicians, and one that serves as the Medical Director and is board certified, with one physician on duty at any time. The nursing staff, headed by a trained RN who is experienced in Emergency Nursing, consists of registered nurses, and two licensed vocational nurses all of whom share staffing coverage (two nurses licensed twenty-four hours a day). Medical Staff specialty consultation is provided on a twenty-four hour basis.

The Department fulfills the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients' emergency health needs, stabilizing insofar as possible those patients with life-threatening conditions and providing services that are immediately indicated
  • Provides definitive care for patients not requiring in-depth or follow-up care
  • Establish and sustain the necessary training programs to provide Emergency Department and emergency personnel with the basic skills to intervene in life-threatening situations.

Patients with certain conditions may need to be transferred to another acute facility after initial evaluation and treatment are provided.

  • Psychiatric conditions
  • burns requiring the service of a burn center
  • pediatric or neonatal cases requiring special care
  • neurological or cardiac cases requiring special services/ equipment
  • traumatic injuries requiring specialized care
  • Dialysis

The Department is committed to follow laws and regulations established by the California Nurse Practice Act, JCAHO, Title 22 state Regulations, the Lippincott Manual of Nursing, LDH Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual, and the Emergency Department Policy and Procedure Manual of Lompoc District Hospital.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3333

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Diagnostic Imaging

Mission Statement

The Radiology Department is a fully accredited imaging facility supplying quality and confidential care to the populations within the city of Lompoc and its surrounding communities.

Scope of Service

The Department of Radiology serves all patients regardless of type. Patient care needs are determined through direct patient contact. The scope and complexity of the patients care needs include education, imaging procedures and diagnosis. The appropriateness of clinical necessity and timeliness of services are determined by the staff Radiologists. Staffing for the department is continuous, on call basis after midnight for general radiology, after 5 pm and weekends for CT scan, Nuclear, and Ultrasound. MRI call is currently unavailable. Levels of patient care are provided by direct assessment of the individual patient's needs by both staff and physician. The standards and guidelines utilized by the Imaging Department adhere to the Departments Policy and Procedure Manual.

Contact Information

Telephone: (805) 737-3375

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