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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intensive care unit, ICU(noun)

    a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care

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  1. Intensive care unit

    An intensive care unit (ICU), also known as an intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) or critical care unit (CCU), is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive treatment medicine. Intensive care units cater to patients with severe or life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant care, close supervision from life support equipment and medication in order to ensure normal bodily functions. They are staffed by highly trained doctors and nurses who specialize in caring for critically ill patients. ICUs are also distinguished from general hospital wards by a higher staff-to-patient access to advanced medical resources and equipment that is not routinely available elsewhere. Common conditions that are treated within ICUs include acute (or adult) respiratory distress syndrome, hypertension, matastases and life threatening conditions Patients may be referred directly from an emergency department if required, or from a ward if they rapidly deteriorate, or immediately after surgery if the surgery is very invasive and the patient is at high risk of complications.

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  1. Intensive care unit

    An Intensive Care Unit, also known as a Critical Care Unit, Intensive Therapy Unit or Intensive Treatment Unit is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive-care medicine. Intensive Care Units cater to patients with the most severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries; that require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medication in order to maintain normal bodily functions. They are staffed by highly trained doctors and critical care nurses who specialise in caring for seriously ill patients. Common conditions that are treated within ICU's include those such as trauma, multiple organ failure and sepsis. Patients may be transferred directly to an Intensive Care Unit from an Emergency Department if required, or from a ward if they rapidly deteriorate; or immediately after surgery if the surgery is majorly invasive and the patient is at high risk of complications.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intensive care unit in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intensive care unit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of intensive care unit in a Sentence

  1. Roger Baxter:

    Some parts of the industry are in the intensive care unit.

  2. Evelyn Stauffer:

    Later that day the minor was transferred to a children's hospital in Texas and was treated for several days in the hospital's intensive care unit.

  3. Alberto Zangrillo:

    He was immediately back to his good old self. After not even 30 seconds he was already cracking jokes, in this case he was full of praise for the assistance received overnight by one of the nurses in the intensive care unit.

  4. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams:

    I've shared myself personally that I have high blood pressure. That I have heart disease and spent a week in the( intensive care unit) due to a heart condition. That I actually have asthma and I'm pre-diabetic, and so I represent that legacy of growing up poor and black in America, i and many black Americans are at higher risk for Covid. It's why we need everyone to do their part to slow the spread.

  5. Patricia Stinchfield:

    You've got to understand how this spreads, and you want to know what people's symptoms are and who's having mild versus severe disease. How many people are hospitalized ? How many in the intensive care unit ?

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