the 4-bed area in the Burn Center where patients who require more intensive/specialized care and monitoring due to the increased seriousness of their injury are placed.
A ward where patients are very closely monitored. ITU's have one nurse for each patient. Some ITU's only have patients who cannot breathe without help and so are on ventilators (artificial respirators).
a unit of a hospital especially designed and staffed to meet the specific needs of critically or seriously ill patients.
an accommodation in a hospital, which is reserved for critically and seriously ill patients requiring constant audiovisual observation as prescribed by the attending physician, and which provides room and board, nursing care by registered nurses whose duties are confined to care of patients in the intensive care unit, and special equipment or supplies immediately available on a standby basis segregated from the rest of the hospital's facilities.
The ICU is where patients in critical conditions are taken for constant observation and treatment.
Hospital unit that utilizes specialists such as physicians and nurses to care for patients, who are in such serious condition, that they must be continuously monitored.(body, very much, it is, for it, care)
A department of a hospital where an individual can be constantly and closely monitored. Also sometimes called the Intensive Therapy Unit.
A hospital unit that usually treats very sick patients. Patients in intensive care units are at a higher risk of developing infections because they are sicker than other patients.
a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
a designated ward of a hospital that is specially staffed and equipped to provide observation, care and treatment to patients with actual or potential life-threatening illnesses, injuries or complications, from which recovery is possible
an example of tertiary care
is defined as a separate, clearly designated service area which is maintained within a Hospital solely for the care and treatment of patients who are critically ill. This also includes what is referred to as a coronary care unit or an acute care unit. It has: facilities for special nursing care not available in regular rooms and wards of the Hospital; special life saving equipment which is immediately available at all times; at least two beds for the accommodation of the critically ill; and at least one registered nurse (R.N.) in continuous and constant attendance 24-hours a day.
A specialized unit in the hospital which concentrates on seriously ill patients needing constant nursing care and observation.
hospital location for seriously ill patients, frequently on artificial ventilation or artificial feeding.
A special hospital unit for complex treatment and continuous monitoring of critically ill patients.
A section in the Medical Center where special medical equipment and services are concentrated for seriously ill patients.
See Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Hospital unit that utilizes highly sophisticated equipment and specially trained physicians and nurses to care for patients who are in such serious condition that they must be continuously monitored. [Click Here To Return To List
An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Critical Care Unit (CCU) is a specialised facility in a hospital that provides intensive care medicine. The concept was thought up by Dr. William Mosenthal, a surgeon at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover NH.