AIM OF CRITICAL CARE UNIT is to see that one provides a care such that patient

Aim of critical care unit is to see that one provides

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AIM OF CRITICAL CARE UNIT is to see that one provides a care such that patient improves and survives the acute illness or tides over the acute exacerbation of the chronic illness.
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THE EVOLUTION OF CRITICAL CARE Critical care units have evolved over the last four decades in response to medical advances. Florence nightingale considered as the founder of nursing profession. She recognized the need to consider the severity of illness in bed allocation of patients and placed the seriously ill patients near the nurses’ station. Harris & Chaboyer 2012
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CONT… 1923, John Hopkins University Hospital developed a special care unit for neurosurgical patients. During 1970’s,the term critical care unit came into existence which covered all types of special care.
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Bennett, D. et al. BMJ 1999;318:1468-1470
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Bennett, D. et al. BMJ 1999;318:1468-1470
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STANDARDS FOR CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE 1. Critical care nurses use advanced skills and specialized knowledge to continuously assess, monitor and manage patients for the promotion of optimal physiological balance. 2. Critical care nurses promote and facilitate optimal comfort and well- being in a highly technological environment that is often unfamiliar to patients and families. 3. Critical care nurses foster mutually beneficial partnerships with patients and families based on trust, dignity, respect, communication and collaboration. Family is defined by the patient.
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CONT… 4. When providing care in a high risk environment, critical care nurses participate in safety initiatives and adhere to best practice.
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