surgical intensive care unit

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sur·gi·cal in·ten·sive care u·nit

(SICU) (sĕr'ji-kăl in-ten'siv kār yū'nit)
Hospital unit designated for care of critically ill surgical patients.
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GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE CE ACTIVITY: To describe the implementation of a glycemic control protocol, predicted upon evidenced-based research, in a 14-bed neuroscience trauma surgical intensive care unit.
In March of 2002, I made a big change by switching to Vanderbilt's Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and becoming a critical care nurse where I continue my career.
Two staff nurses from the Foothills ICU presented the article The influence ofthe composition ofthe nursing staffon primary bloodstream infection rates in a surgical intensive care unit (Robert, 2000).
Ralph's family would like to thank all of the staff and nurses in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care of Ralph and the compassion shown to him.
He was shifted to Surgical Intensive Care Unit of Soura Hospital.
Sarita was kept in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit for two days for constant monitoring.
Following an unsuccessful dilation and curettage, a hysterectomy was performed after which Daria was admitted to the hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
Emergency chest reopen in the post-cardiac surgical patient is an uncommon event in the typical surgical intensive care unit (ICU), but one which requires a rapid co-ordinated response incorporating high-level resuscitation skills as well as the ability to perform a specific technical task.
The surgical intensive care unit at Rochester Gene ral Hospital multidisciplinary team consists of an intensivist, a midlevel staff of physician assistants, nurse manager, nursing staff, clinical resource educator, pharmacist, dietician, respiratory therapy, social work and pastoral care.
A 57-year-old woman in the postoperative period of an abdominal surgery for colorectal cancer followed in surgical intensive care unit, underwent an attempt of subclavian vein catheter insertion by Seldingertechnique, ended in inadvertently misplaced guidewire in the venous system.
He was brought to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in stable condition.
The next day he underwent surgery for total laminectomy (from T8 to T9) and hook system (from T6 to T11), and was sent to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) for 5 days.