Word! Intensive Care Unit

Word! Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit

(En español: Unidad de cuidados intensivos)

Say: in-ten-siv kair yoo-nit

The intensive care unit, or ICU, is a special place in the hospital where people can recover from very serious illnesses, accidents, or operations. In the ICU, a patient can get extra help from machines and extra attention from doctors, nurses, and other caring people.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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