The Role of the ICU - What to Expect What is an ICU?
An ICU (intensive care unit) is a location in a medical facility staffed with specialized personnel who care for critically ill patients. Although the ICU may seem hectic, it is an organized unit that provides high quality care.
Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are specially equipped hospital units that provide highly specialized care, continuous observation and monitoring of
critical care patients 24 hours a day. Typically, patients are admitted to the ICU from an emergency room, from an operating room or from another
area of the hospital.The care team for ICU patients comprises a multidisciplinary group of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists
who have all been trained in care of critically ill or injured patients. ICU Resources For Families
Alberta Health Services - Information for Patients and Families ICU Resources For Children
Helping Children Cope with the Intensive Care Unit
CPR Decision Aid
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