How is pain treated in seniors in critical care?
Pain management is a focus of care in the critical care unit, regardless of the age of the patient. Patients should expect that pain will be treated and managed, but it is unrealistic to expect the patient to be entirely pain free. Nurses will work with the patient to determine the need for and effectiveness of... Full Post
How is lung disease and COPD treated in the ICU?
Lung disease and COPD are treated with a variety of measures, including oxygen and medications. If patients are not able to breathe adequately on their own, then machines may be used to help assist or take over the work of breathing until they are able. The goal is always to have the patient off... Full Post
Are patients with respiratory problems treated in the ICU?
The answer to this question depends on what is causing the respiratory problem. Respiratory problems are treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but not all respiratory problems need to be treated in the ICU and not all patients in the ICU have respiratory problems. If the patient needs respiratory... Full Post