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Caring for the patient post intensive care 

Caring for the patient post intensive care
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Caring for the patient post intensive care
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Fiona Creed

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10.1093/med/9780199564385.003.015
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date: 20 November 2017

Chapter 15 explores how to provide effective post-ITU care, and understand the complex physical and psychological needs of patients and their families on transfer from ITU, and examines problems with transfer from ITU, the physical needs of the patient, including post-ITU physical problems and tracheostomy management, the psychological needs of the patient and family post-ITU, appropriate transfer planning, and preparation for receiving an ITU patient.

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