Approach to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Joseph Varon
  • Pilar Acosta


An intensive care unit (ICU) is an area of a hospital that provides aggressive therapy, using state-of-the-art technology and both invasive and noninvasive monitoring for critically ill and high-risk patients. In these units the patient’s physiological variables are reported to the practitioner on a continuous basis, so that titrated care can be provided.


Intensive Care Unit Central Venous Pressure Intensive Care Unit Patient Total Parenteral Nutrition Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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