2nd October 2019

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What does it mean to be in critical care?

Critical care: The specialized care of patients whose conditions are life-threatening and who require comprehensive care and constant monitoring, usually in intensive care units. Also known as intensive care.

Thereof, is critical care the same as intensive care?

ICU stands for "Intensive Care Unit." It is a generic term for a unit that provides critical care and monitoring to patients with non-specific disease entities. CCU: Coronary (or cardiac) Intensive Care Unit that takes patients who have cardiac-related problems (usually non-surgical).

What is critical care in a hospital?

An intensive care unit (ICU), also known as an intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) or critical care unit (CCU), is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive treatment medicine.
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