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What Is The Difference Between Icu And Ccu
PATIENTS NEEDS AT: That point in time will be better cared for and or met in a different unit. ...Read more
Hospital Care Levels: All units in a hospital are patient care units however the equipment and nursing staff present differ according to the nature of the patient's illness or illnesses. Icu is for the sickest patient. Subacute or stepdown unit is for a patient who still needs close monitoring often still needing special equipment. Regular unit is for a patient needing hospital care but usually not seriously ill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is uncommon: For hospitals to restrict cell phone use anymore. There used to be concerns about emi ( electrical interference) but this proved not to be true. We actually give(loan) our patients families cell phones to carry so we can contact them if we need to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICU MD responsible: Icus are "restricted" or "closed" if the ICU is staffed by intensivists devoted entirely to ICU patient care only. The intensivist assumes primary control over the care of all patients in the icu, until such time as they are able to move out of the icu. The care is transfered back to the physician who admitted the patient. A hospital may contain many icus with open and closed statuses. ...Read more
My boyfriend was in the ICU 3 months ago for pneumonia. He is better but not 100%. What should he avoid and what should he be doing to get better?
Depends: This depends on the specifics of 1) if he has an underlying condition that predisposed to the pneumonia ( like a disease that lowers ones immunity) or one that would be adversely affected by having pneumonia ( like asthma) so this really should be addressed by his primary care doctor. Very often after this kind of hospitalization a patient is given discharge instructions, which should be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Some pts are in the ICU because of the severity of their disease. They might need invasive ways to monitor their vital signs, which produce a continuous monitoring (i.e. Invasive BP monitoring). Some other pts are there because they may have a complication in the next few hours and they require a more often monitoring than in the regular floors, usually once per hour (i e some post-op pts). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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