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Intensive care unit organization and management 

Intensive care unit organization and management
Intensive care unit organization and management

Carl Waldmann

, Andrew Rhodes

, Neil Soni

, and Jonathan Handy

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date: 22 April 2021

This chapter discusses ICU organization and management and includes discussion on consent on the ICU, rationing in critical care, ICU layout, medical staffing, ICU staffing (both nursing and staffing for supporting professions), fire safety in the ICU, legal issues and the Coroner, patient safety, Severity of Illness Scoring systems, comparison of ICUs, critical care disaster planning, health technology assessment, transfer of the critically ill patient, aeromedical evacuation, outreach and medical emergency teams, critical care follow-up, rehabilitation, and managing antibiotic resistance.

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