Definition of ICU

intensive care unit When a patient in the ICU goes into cardiac arrest, a red light goes on, and everybody on the floor comes running.— Joyce Maynard Patients with this disorder are critically ill, require mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU), and have a high mortality, ranging from 35% to 50% in recent reports.— Harriet Kitzman et al.

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“ICU.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ICU. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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