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.