What is the full form of ICU?
The full form of ICU is the Intensive Care Unit. It is a special hospital division that offers patients suffering from a severe accident or disease with critical care medications and intensive care. Patients with the most severe and life-threatening illnesses or injuries that require continuous and constant supervision by a staff of specialist physicians and nurses are treated in intensive care units. The team is specialized in the treatment of patients who are seriously ill or badly injured. The ICU is also recognized as the CCU (Critical Care Unit) or ITU (Intensive Treatment Unit).
Injuries & diseases that need different ICU treatment
ICUs often have their staff, like respiratory therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, anaesthesia specialists, and so on.
- Severe complications with the heart, such as heart attack, extremely low blood pressure.
- Respiratory system complications connected to asthma or complicated pneumonia.
- Accidental circumstances that require major surgery & urgent intervention.
- Individual who are in a coma need treatment in ICU
- Liver complications and incidents of kidney failure that require dialysis.
- After a major operation, a patient needs treatment in ICU.
- For babies who are born early or are born with severe disease, there is a specific ICU and, it is labelled as NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).
Medical equipment available in ICU division
An ICU is filled with various medical instruments,, few of that are listed below.
- Dialysis machine
- Infusion Pump
- Patient Monitor
- Syringe Pump
- Mechanical ventilators
- Suction tubes
- Feeding tubes
- Anesthesia Machine
- External pacemakers
- Blood Warmer
- Defibrillator and so on.