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intensive therapy unit

A separate area of a hospital for patients being treated for actual or impending organ failure, who may require intensive technological support (including mechanical ventilation) and/or invasive monitoring. ITUs are distinguished from high-dependancy units by their level of staffing. A doctor is always present in ITU with a nurse:patient ratio of 1:1 or greater. While an ITU is available to all specialties, it may be restricted to a single specialty—e.g., neurosurgery.
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A POTENTIALLY deadly bacteria was found on water taps in a hospital's intensive therapy unit.
When Abi Hagger, who works at New College Durham, caught swine flu she was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham's Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU).
Thanks also to the staff of the Intensive Therapy Unit at R.V.I.
Doctors at the Balfour quickly decided to transfer Chris to the intensive therapy unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
North east Wales coroner John Hughes said Mr Shone, of Gwenfro, Wrexham, died in the intensive therapy unit of Wrexham Maelor Hospital on November 24 and when it was decided he had not died of natural causes but in "very unusual circumstances", a post mortem had to be carried out.
A statement released by Watson's management said: "Further to his emergency operation last week, Russell came out of ITU (Intensive Therapy Unit) early yesterday and is making good progress in his recovery.
Michael Stroud, executive director at the hospital, said : "Russell Watson had a comfortable night and remains in our intensive therapy unit for continuous monitoring and care.
But he was transferred to the intensive therapy unit where he was sedated and the extensive burns to his chest, shoulders, neck and arms were treated further.
Contract award notice: Three-Year Supply of Pacemakers, Leaders and Defibrillators by Estimating Contract for the Intensive Cardiovascular Intensive Therapy Unit of the University Clinical Hospital Clinic - Race Code 5638291.
While he was stable for 24 hours his condition worsened and Mr Taylor arranged for a transfer to the more specialised Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at Swansea's Morriston Hospital.
They would also like to thank all staff of the Intensive Therapy Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital for their care and sympathy during our recent loss.
The judge said Ramnath, a 40-year-old mother of two who lives in the United States, panicked in the "pressure cooker" of the Stafford hospital's intensive therapy unit.

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