Critical Care helps people with life-threatening illness and injuries. It treats problems such as complications from surgery, accidents, infections, and severe breathing problems. It involves constant attention by a team of specially trained doctors and health care providers. Critical Care usually takes place in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or trauma center. Monitors, intravenous tubes, feeding tubes, catheters, breathing machines, and other equipment are common in critical care units. They can keep a person alive but can also increase the risk of infection. Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are specialized hospital wards that provide treatment and monitoring for people who are severely ill and require special attention. ICUs are also called Critical Care Units or Intensive Therapy Units.
Critical Care Treatment begins with the patient connected to equipment by a number of tubes, wires, and cables. This equipment is used to monitor their health and support their bodily functions until they recover. A Pulmonologist uses monitoring equipment, ventilator, IV lines and pumps, drains and catheters, and equipment under Critical Care.
After the Critical Care Treatment, the patient is transferred to a different ward to continue their recovery before eventually going home.