E-ISSN 2667-8721

A Review of Design Features of Intensive Care Unit in General Terms

Abstract

Intensive care units (ICU), self-contained places that have special equipment and personnel for following up life threatening diseases, injuries and potentially critical patients. It provides specialty and resource for supporting vital functions. Moreover, it provides opportunity to experienced practitioners and allied health personnel to use their skills. As in the world, different discipliner ICUs are identified and the use of them has become widespread in our country. Beside the ICUs that are incarcerated by department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, there are ICUs belonging to departments of cardiology, cardiovascular/thoracic surgery, chest diseases, neonatology, neurology, neurosurgery, internal diseases, general surgery and emergency. Good design of ICUs provides comfort and security to patients or personnel and increase the success of treatment. Furthermore, it prevents the deficits that cannot be remedied later, and contribute renewing substructure of ICU in accordance to the current conditions. There is no single ideal geometry for the placement of ICU. The published recommendations suggest units or patient room groups from at least six beds for efficiency and economy, and up to eight to 12 beds for observation reasons.


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Intensive care units (ICU), self-contained places that have special equipment and personnel for following up life threatening diseases, injuries and potentially critical patients. It provides specialty and resource for supporting vital functions. Moreover, it provides opportunity to experienced practitioners and allied health personnel to use their skills. As in the world, different discipliner ICUs are identified and the use of them has become widespread in our country. Beside the ICUs that are incarcerated by department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, there are ICUs belonging to departments of cardiology, cardiovascular/thoracic surgery, chest diseases, neonatology, neurology, neurosurgery, internal diseases, general surgery and emergency. Good design of ICUs provides comfort and security to patients or personnel and increase the success of treatment. Furthermore, it prevents the deficits that cannot be remedied later, and contribute renewing substructure of ICU in accordance to the current conditions. There is no single ideal geometry for the placement of ICU. The published recommendations suggest units or patient room groups from at least six beds for efficiency and economy, and up to eight to 12 beds for observation reasons.


Eurasian J Critical Care. 2019;1(2): 51-58
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