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The Intensive Care Unit (ICU)



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Leave up: An intensive care unit (ICU), also known as an Intensive Therapy Unit or Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) or critical care unit (CCU), is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive treatment medicine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive care unit

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As part of the motivation, the teacher will ask students some questions related to the topic and write on the blackboard the word ICU so that students brainstorm about it. From the responses or from the cloud of words derived from ICU, the questions could be:

The responses may vary from very brief to full responses, so the teacher should be aware of the right ones and have them before hand, it est.

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EQUIPMENT AT THE ICU

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DISCHARGE FROM ICU

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TRIGGERING CAUSES OF ADMISSION INTO ICU

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Activity #1. Before watching the video (Your visit to the Intensive Care Unit - 03.07 min), the teacher will ask some exploratory questions to anticipate the content of the video.

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Activity #2 - The students are then to listen (view of the video recording) and concentrate on these points:

Activity #3. For the third listening (view of the video recording), the students are to organize the following information:

Number of door

What to see after you pass the door

1 - Enter the unit

Cardiac monitor, infusion pumps, ventilator, monitors

2 - Main Unit of the ICU

Intercom (say who you are and who to visit) and an electronic entry door, corridor, wash hands with alcohol gel

3 - Access to the bed space

Change coats and wash hands with alcohol gel, put and apron

Activity #4

There is a morning meeting at the ICU when doctors and nurses meet to assess the evolution of patients during the night shift.

What is the role of the nurses at the bedside during this meeting? How many times they have another ward round?

Activity #5. Before watching the video (An Introduction to ICU Training – Michelle Treacy. Royal Berkshire. NHS Foundation Trust. NHS 00.09.14 m), the teacher will concentrate the students on the equipment they nurse uses to support the patients organs:

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Activity #6. For the second listening of the video, the students are to fill out this form with the correct information about the equipment.

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Device

Purpose

Measures

Infusion pumps

Record and monitor vital signs

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Central monitor

Provide Oxygen and helps breathing (artificially)

Oxygen supply, Air Supply and Suction

Support life

-

Hemofiltration device

Ensure adequate supplies of drugs to patients

HR, OS, BP, CVP, T and RR

Endotracheal tubes

Dialysis for chronic kidney patients

-

Correct answers

Device

Purpose

Measures

Infusion pumps

Ensure adequate supplies of drugs to patients

-

Central monitor

Record and monitor vital signs

HR, OS, BP, CVP, T and RR

Oxygen supply, Air Supply and Suction

Provide Oxygen and helps breathing (artificially)

-

Hemofiltration device

Dialysis for chronic kidney patients

-

Endotracheal tubes

Support life

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B – For using the Hemofiltration device, some events should takes place first. Organize the following events so that the whole process is properly completed.

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Correct response

Activity # 7. As a final listening activity, the students are to fill in the blanks with info from the video.

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To sum up, the students will recreate some distinctive features of the ICU in their hospitals and how the biohazard measures are observed in those units.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_Care_Medicine_%28journal%29

Critical Care Medicine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Care_Medicine_%28journal%29

AACN Advanced Critical Care https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AACN_Advanced_Critical_Care

Appendix 1 Intensive care medicine

  • Health science

  • Medicine

  • Medical specialities

  • Respiratory therapy

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Autor:

Profesor: Lic. Julio Cesar Salazar Ramírez

Unidad Central de Colaboración Médica -Ciudad de la Habana