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What is an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?

Intensive Care Unit and what treatments and support can be provided in each. Charge

There are clear differences between a High Dependency Unit and an Intensive Care Unit in terms of the various treatments and levels of support which can be provided. Charge Nurse John Wilson returns to explain what we mean by an Intensive Care Unit and shows how this differs from the High Dependency Unit.

During this week you will be asked to reflect on this and decide where you think your patient should be managed; in a ward, a High Dependency Unit or the Intensive Care Unit. Look out for the poll with the associated comments section to see what others think too.

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