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  • n. Plural form of ICU.


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  • In 2005 it felt like we were spending more time in ICUs and hospital bedrooms than out of them.

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  • Other studies suggest colonization with MRSA among healthcare workers (HCWs) in high-risk areas such as ICUs and ORs may be as high as 30 percent.

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  • With rising demand and limited resources, there's a high potential for bottlenecks in many ICUs.

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  • And all of Montefiore's ICUs—for medical, surgical, neurosurgical and cardiothoracic patients—report to the critical-care department, not individual medical services, facilitating patient flow and minimizing turf wars.

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  • More join in via video feed from ICUs at Montefiore's two remote campuses.

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  • Preventing Bottlenecks Many hospitals battle chronic capacity shortages in their ICUs, which are designed to provide constant monitoring and intervention for patients with life-threatening conditions.

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  • About one-third of ICUs in the U.S. operate on the closed system, and debates continue over which is best.

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  • Many are in ICUs because they can't communicate and haven't specified the kind of end-of-life care they want.

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  • In its medical and surgical ICUs, the mortality rate fell from 36% in the 1980s to less than 8% in 2004—in part because many terminally ill patients are now offered palliative care elsewhere.

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  • Combining all the medical, surgical, cardiothoracic and neurosurgical ICUs into a central critical-care department is still unusual among hospitals of Montefiore's size.

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