The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality (Respiratory Medicine) by Damon C. Scales
English | June 19, 2014 | ISBN: 1493908103 | 284 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
The origin of modern intensive care units (ICUs) has frequently been attributed to the widespread provision of mechanical ventilation within dedicated hospital areas during the 1952 Copenhagen polio epidemic. However, modern ICUs have developed to treat or monitor patients who have any severe, life-threatening disease or injury. These patients receive specialized care and vital organ assistance such as mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular support, or hemodialysis.