Jacobs Journal of Emergency Medicine

Challenges Confronted in ICU Management

Published on: 2019-01-22

Abstract

An intensive care unit (ICU) is a section of the hospital that provides special care for patients who are critically ill and who can benefit from Intensive Monitoring and proper timely treatment. Patients get round-the-clock care by a welltrained team which includes Intensivists, Specially trained nurses, Respiratory therapists, care managers and Physical therapists. Intensivists are the one who take care of ICU and the role of the Intensivist is becoming increasingly complex these days. As medicine evolves and life expectancy rises, the variety of patients and diseases presenting to the Intensivist are rapidly increasing. In a recent article Lewis et al, North American emergency physicians defined good research as “any research that enhances our ability to prevent illness or injury, to improve the quality or decrease the cost of care, or to improve the lives of our patients”.

Keywords

Physical health, ICU Management, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs.