An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a specialized medical facility designed to provide comprehensive and continuous care for critically ill patients who require close monitoring, advanced life support, and complex medical interventions. ICU patients typically suffer from severe or life-threatening illnesses, injuries, or surgical complications, and require intensive medical attention to stabilize their conditions and prevent further deterioration.
ICUs are staffed by highly trained and specialized healthcare professionals, including critical care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other support staff. The facilities are equipped with advanced medical equipment and technology, such as mechanical ventilators, cardiac monitors, and infusion pumps, to provide continuous life support and deliver a range of medical interventions.
ICU patients receive round-the-clock monitoring and care to manage their medical conditions, including medication management, respiratory support, nutritional support, and other interventions as needed. The goal of ICU care is to stabilize patients’ conditions, prevent complications, and support their recovery, with the aim of eventually transferring them to a less intensive care unit or to a regular hospital ward.