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What is the definition or description of: critical care?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Care of very ill. : Critical care is a broad category for the care of the very ill. It encompasses a number of specialties, including cardiac critical care, medical critical care, neuro-critical care, surgical critical care and cardiovascular surgical critical care. Each specialty focuses those patients who may be at risk for life-threatening problems, or who require special equipment such as ventilatory support.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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See below: The assessment, treatment and management of patients with life threatening illness who require advanced monitoring and minute by minute adjustment of therapy.

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