Úvod do intenzivní péče, organizace a struktura ICU, vzdělávání, komunikace a týmová práce

Title in English Introduction to intensive care, organization and structure of the ICU, education, communication and teamwork


Year of publication 2020
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Description Intensive care is an independent, dynamically developing field of medicine, which comprehensively takes care of patients with already established or imminent acute organ failure. It is a multidisciplinary field that extends beyond the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Intensive care has several definitions, however, the connecting element is the organ dysfunction (threat to the so-called vital functions) of the patient and the possibility of providing organ-specific support. The spectrum of patients admitted to the ICU has changed in recent years towards older age and greater 21 PREVIEW FOR SM be able to describe a critically ill patient understand the specific ICU environment know the basic structure of the ICU - equipment and staff understand how to educate in the field explain how to treat with polymorbidity documentation. It is also possible to observe a trend of increasing number of intensive care beds and a decrease in the number of multidisciplinary standard care beds. Beds at the ICU currently represent about 8–10% of the hospital bed, on the other hand, they draw up to 40–45% of the cost of caring for patients.

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