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What is a High Dependency Unit (HDU)?

He gives examples of the types of conditions that may lead to to HDU admission. Many patients are admitted after major surgery.

John Wilson is one of the Charge Nurses in our Critical Care Unit. In this video he explains what we mean by the term ‘High Dependency Unit’ (HDU) and what treatments we can provide in this environment.

He gives examples of the types of conditions that may lead to an HDU admission. Often we admit post-operative patients who require extra monitoring or intervention. Examples would include patients being treated with an epidural for pain relief or patients requiring high flow nasal oxygen therapy, which we will talk about later this week.

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