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What kinds of illness does a critical care practitioner treat?

Karen Scaglione
Nursing Specialist

A critical care practitioner is involved with the treatment of many illnesses. They may treat Shock (related to Resp/Heart/Fluid volume), Pneumonia, Upper Respiratory Failure, Coronary Heart disease, Heart attack, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia, Ventilator issues, Infections (sepsis), Electrolyte disorders, Thyroid storm, and Trauma injury. These are just to name a few. There are so many illnesses. There are many books/websites related to critical care nursing/nurse practitioner which have many more illnesses listed.

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