Types of Intensive Care Units
MICU or Medical Intensive Care Unit
In the medical intensive care unit, adult patients who are in critical condition receive treatment. Adult patients require constant care and the nurses and doctors in the hospitals frequently observe the patients by monitoring them carefully. These patients have specialised medical treatments to save them from critical illness or injuries.
SICU or Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Patients who have had major surgeries are sent to Surgical Intensive Care Unit after the surgery for post-operative care. The patients require continuous monitoring after having major surgery.
PICU or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children who have critical illness or injury are managed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Children who have had major surgeries are also treated in this type of ICU. Some children have a risk of developing worse conditions post-surgery. They are treated in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and are monitored closely by the nurses and doctors.
NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is for infants or premature babies who have critical illness or other congenital disorders after birth. Babies born with birth complications and have a high risk of survival are also treated in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
TICU or Trauma Intensive Care Unit
The Trauma Intensive Care Unit treats patients who have faced road accidents, violence, and accidental falls and are in a critical state. These trauma patients require immediate care and are treated in TICU by nurses and doctors with intense care. The doctors immediately tend to these patients when they come to the hospital. When the cases are severe, the patients are directly sent to TICU for treatment.
CICU or Cardiac or Coronary Intensive Care Unit, CVICU or Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
CICU or CVICU provide intensive care for patients with critical heart issues. Cardiac or Coronary intensive care units offer the highest level of medical services for patients who have had heart surgery. Patients who are in CICU often have other critical health conditions. They are treated by doctors and nurses who have top-level training in heart issues and systemic intensive care.