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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishICUICU /ˌaɪ siː ˈjuː/ noun [countable]  (intensive care unit) a department in a hospital that gives special attention and treatment to people who are very sick or badly injured
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ICUIn the first ICU the patient is correctly diagnosed and treated to correct the physiological variables.Strategies identified from role-play exercise to promote successful transfer of patients from ICU to ward.It could be argued that a poorly performing ICU is unlikely to occur in isolation.The second ICU, in allowing the patient to deteriorate, has performed less well.He missed the high staff: patient ratio that he had enjoyed in the ICU.He was admitted to the ICU shortly after receiving plasma-exchange treatment.The primary reason for admission to ICU is chosen from a number of diagnoses.
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