A critically ill person with a MRSA infection is placed in isolation. Anyone who enters must wear a gown or gloves, but not necessarily a mask. The patient is treated with antibiotics (often more than one antibiotic) that the bacteria is susceptible to.
- Q How is a heart attack diagnosed and treated in critical care?
- Q How can critical care help those with life-threatening illnesses?
- Q How is multiple organ failure treated in a the intensive care unit (ICU)?
- Q Can severe angina require treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU)?
- Q Does ventricular fibrillation require critical care?
- Q How does critical care medicine help those with life-threatening injuries?