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intensive care unit

 (ICU)
a hospital unit in which is concentrated special equipment and specially trained personnel for the care of seriously ill patients requiring immediate and continuous attention (intensive care). Called also critical care unit.

ICU

Abbreviation for intensive care unit.

ICU

abbr.
intensive care unit

ICU

Abbreviation for:
immune contact urticaria
infant care unit
intensive care unit 
intermediate care unit

ICU

Intensive care unit Managed care A hospital unit, in which 20% of all Pts spend some time during hospitalization; criteria for admission and continued stay in the ICU–eg, chest pain and suspected MI, pulmonary edema and syncope

ICU

Abbreviation for intensive care unit.

ICU

Abbrev. for Intensive Care Unit.

ICU

Abbreviation for intensive care unit.
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Certain practices in the ICU may also be inadvertently contributing.
In order to improve ICU care and expand its coverage to reach more patients, the VA offers a program of remote ICU care, referred to as "tele-ICU." Deployed first in the Minnesota and Ohio-centered VA regions, the program allows clinicians to provide remote care to veterans not only locally, but also to rural and suburban areas where only limited intensivist expertise is available.
They had a 39% greater risk of remaining in the ICU on any given day even after adjusting for age, gender, race, Charlson comorbidity score, APACHE II score, and coma (HR: 1.12; 95% CI: 0.83-1.52, p=0.06).
However, nicotine substitution therapy was shown to contribute to the development of ICU delirium (severe confusion and disorientation)--which is associated with prolonged intubation, increased length of stay, and greater risk of dying.
This retrospective study reviewed the medical records of 458 patients who were admitted to ICU between August 2016 and August 2017.
Human resource costs were obtained from the hospital human resource database and included all nurses, doctors and managers employed full-time at each of the ICUs.
This required us to define a sample of beneficiary inpatient stays with ICU services from the eight participating ICUs, and similar inpatient-ICU stays from comparison hospitals that were not participating in the Emory program.
The study setting included 6 public-sector ICUs and 5 private-sector ICUs in the eThekwini Health District of KwaZulu-Natal, SA.
The inclusion criteria were being admitted to the ICUs, the age over 18-year-old, and the caregiver's consent to the patient's inclusion in the study.