intensive care unit


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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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"He is currently undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary team of doctors.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictive power of mortality of PRISM score in a Tertiary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in a developing country.
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The Kingdom's ambassador to Lebanon, Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, performed the official opening of a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut.
The 30-year-old from Bangor then spent two weeks in an induced coma in October 2013 at the intensive care unit, where she almost died after suffering septic shock.
The worker is now in the intensive care unit on ventilator support.
The Royal Hospital, represented by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, announced on Wednesday that the babies are doing fine.
Very few health professionals can truly understand the disruption a child's admission to an intensive care unit can have on a family unit's health.
The study was conducted in surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), emergency ICU, neurosurgery ICU, newborn ICU (NICU), pediatric ICU, coronary ICU, cardiovascular surgery ICU and pediatric surgery intensive care units of a state university medical faculty between April 2011 and June 2011.

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