What does intensive care unit mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term intensive care unit:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. intensive care unit, ICU(noun)

    a hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care

Wikipedia

  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.

Freebase

  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.

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



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