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Critical Care definition: Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
critical care definition: health care provided at any location to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Critical Period (Psychology) definition: A specific stage in animal and human development during which certain types of behavior normally are shaped and molded for life.
Critical Illness definition: A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.
Intensive Care Units definition: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.
Intensive Care Unit definition: A health care facility unit that provides intensive care to critically ill patients and patients with complex medical problems who require constant monitoring or special therapy.
critical care nursing definition: nursing care and techniques provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis; includes the nursing role in diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive procedures for the patient in such a situation.
Critical Care Nursing definition: Critical care nursing is that specialty within nursing that deals specifically with human responses to life-threatening problems. A critical care nurse is a licensed professional nurse who is responsible for ensuring that all critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care. (AACN)
Ventilators, Intensive Care definition: Ventilators designed for use in critical care settings; most use positive pressure to deliver gas to the lungs at normal breathing rates and tidal volumes through an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy. These ventilators typically consist of a flexible breathing circuit, a control system, monitors, and alarms. The gas is typically delivered to the patient using a double-limb breathing circuit. The inhalation limb provides sites where the gas may be heated or humidified using appropriate devices, and the exhalation limb includes an exhaust valve to release the gas to the ambient air. Intensive care ventilators are usually connected to a wall gas (e.g., oxygen, air) supply. Intensive care ventilators are frequently classified according to the variable used to terminate inspiration (e.g., volume, flow, pressure, time-cycled); they can be operated using several modes, such as assist/control or synchronized patient triggered. Some intensive care ventilators can provide gases to the lungs at frequencies much higher than the normal breathing rates (100 or more times per minute is typical); negative-pressure ventilators are also used in intensive care as an alternative to positive-pressure ventilators for some selected patients.
Critical Pathways definition: Schedules of medical and nursing procedures, including diagnostic tests, medications, and consultations designed to effect an efficient, coordinated program of treatment. (From Mosby's Medical, Nursing & Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
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kritisch definition: [1] entscheidend, bedrohlich [2] prüfend, bemängelnd
Wendung definition: [1] Redewendung [2] Veränderung [3] Biegung oder Kurve [4] sich in eine andere Richtung drehen, Drehen oder Umdrehen eines Gegenstands [5] Geburtshilfe: Veränderung der Kindslage, um damit die Geburt zu ermöglichen
 
Publications
 

Critical care during epidemics

Lewis Rubinson et al.

Critical Care , 2005

Autopsy in critical illness: is it obsolete?

Margaret S Herridge

Critical Care , 2003

The impact of critical care outreach: is there one?

Brian H Cuthbertson

Critical Care , 2007

ICUs worldwide: Critical care in India

Shirish Prayag

Critical Care , 2002

Handheld computers in critical care

Stephen E Lapinsky et al.

Critical Care , 2001

Year in review in Critical Care , 2003 and 2004: respirology and critical care

Lukas Brander et al.

Critical Care , 2005

Innovations in technology for critical care medicine

Martin Chapman et al.

Critical Care , 2004

How do surgical pathologists evaluate critical diagnoses (critical values)?

Masoud Mireskandari

Diagnostic Pathology , 12 Jul 2008

Ethics and critical care in the new millennium

Laura Hawryluck et al.

Critical Care , 2002

Adrenal insufficiency in prolonged critical illness

Jenn-Yu Wu et al.

Critical Care , 2008

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