Working in an Intensive Care Unit
An intensive care unit is one of the most challenging but rewarding places to work in a hospital. Find out who works there and what’s involved.
An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – sometimes called Critical Care – is for patients who have a life-threatening condition that needs constant treatment and monitoring. This may be because they are recovering from a major operation, have been injured in a severe accident, or have an acute illness like pneumonia.
ICUs are often where patients are transferred after their most immediately dangerous injuries or symptoms have been treated in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. Treatment in an ICU can last for days, weeks or even longer depending on the seriousness of their condition.
Patients might then be moved to a high dependency unit (HDU) if their condition still requires a lot of treatment, or a general ward if they are making a better recovery
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