Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

A 12-bed, multi-faceted multi-disciplinary unit designed to care for critically ill patients. The nurse-patient ratio is 1:2, and may be 1:1 depending upon the complexity of the patient. Patient ages range from infant to geriatric. Intensive care has been defined as “a service for patients with potentially recoverable conditions who can benefit from more detailed observation and invasive treatment than can be safely provided in general wards or high dependency areas.” It is usually reserved for diagnosis, prevention of, and treatment for established organ failure or dysfunction.

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