Intensive care service is the most important component of progressive Patient care.
The services are provided through careful Planning and organizing an Intensive care unit, (ICU).
The patients who are critically ill and require maximum and high level of efficient nursing care are kept in ICU for treatment.
Such type of patients who are so sick, that they are not in a position to care for their health. It includes the following type of patients.
Who are unable to communicate their needs.
Who requires extensive nursing care.
Require constant observation and supervision.
Require ventilatory support.
For this reason planning and organizing ICU service is so vital.
How an ICU should be planned, kind of service and facilities to be provided, how the services should be organized are described in short in the following presentation.