intensive care unit


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Related to intensive care unit: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Intensive care medicine

intensive care unit

n. Abbr. ICU
A specialized section of a hospital containing the equipment, medical and nursing staff, and monitoring devices necessary to provide intensive care.

intensive care unit

(ICU) An area of a hospital where seriously ill patients are kept under constant medical care and observation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intensive care unit - a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care
hospital - a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care
coronary care unit - a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
neonatal intensive care unit, NICU - an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
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A total of four patients were admitted to Intensive care unit while six were under treatment at isolation ward, the source maintained.
The Nizwa Hospital will get 229 beds for Adults Intensive Care Unit (AICU), Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU), CCU, Obstetric Surgical Unit, Accidents and Emergency Care units.
William Novick told Chairperson of the BlagoKg Foundation Leila Nazgul Seyitbek that the Research Institute of Heart Surgery and Organ Transplantation has only 4 beds in its intensive care unit, which is extremely low in comparison with the number of patients who need urgent surgeries.
The areas covered are basic pathophysiologic principles and their application in the intensive care unit, supportive care for intensive care unit patients, specialized care for intensive care unit patients, problems arising in the intensive care unit setting, evaluation and management, presenting problems for intensive care unit admission, and professional and interpersonal and communication skills.
American clinical practice guidelines support the presence of the family in the patient-centred intensive care unit (Davidson et al.
Clinical samples of tracheal aspirates, sputum, urine, blood, body fluids, pus and others were collected from patients admitted to intensive care unit and cultured.
More than half of admissions to kids' intensive care units are unplanned and breathing problems account for around one in four cases.
The fundraiser was held in honour of artist John Alexander, who died at the infirmary, in the intensive care unit, on New Year's Eve.
SETTING: A multi-disciplinary intensive care unit of a teaching hospital.
LANCASTER -- Doctors, employees and former patients' parents are seeking reappointment of the longtime director of Antelope Valley Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, who was removed last month by a medical group that employs him.
By its very nature, an intensive care unit (ICU) is not a comfortable place.
He said the surgery stopped the massive bleeding in Sharon's brain, and that he was transferred to the intensive care unit after the surgery.

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