The Medical Intensive Care Unit, or what people commonly call the ICU, can be just that – intense.
The focus of the ICU is to stabilize, diagnose and allow a patient to recover. Many patients in the ICU have other diseases in addition to the severe illness that made them so sick, says critical care physician. These patients require round-the-clock care and multiple teams to care for them.
In these situations, the feeling can run high for both patients and families. Here are three questions to ask doctors and caregivers to stay informed.