Talk:Intensive care medicine

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Not a full rewrite, I just wanted to help get rid of some of the Portuguese words hanging around there. The article now looks mostly readable, but I don't know if it's correct. It'll need to be fact-checked; In the mean-time, it can stay up, although it should be tagged. It's 12:09am over here, so someone else will need to do that. I need some sleep :) - 04:11, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

History Section[edit]

This really needs a rewrite. Jvbishop 18:41, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

The Dandy section has no bearing on this article at all. It's a history of Dandy's medical education and career, some intersting stuff on early neuroangiography but nothing on intesive care medicine. I don't see the point. bobglickman —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bobglickman (talkcontribs) 15:24, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

What does this say?[edit]

This paragraph makes little to no sense. It needs, at the least, a serious grammatical rework by someone who knows the subject. I can't even tell what the first sentence is supposed to say:

The Unit of Intensive Therapy is idealized as Unit of Monitoração of serious patient through nurse Florence Nightingale. In 1854 it is initiated war of the Criméia in which England, France and Turkey declares war on Russia. In precarious conditions, it passes to exist high mortality between the hospitalized soldiers, reaching 40% of deaths. Florence and more 38 volunteers leave for the Fields of Scurati, become incorporated it the attendance and mortality falls for 2%. Respected and adored, Florence becomes important figure of decision, being reference between the combatants. However, the destination reserved it a great blow when it contracts tifo and it remains with serious physical restrictions, returning in 1856 from the Criméia. Disabled to exert its physical works, formation of the school of nursing in 1859 in England is dedicated to it, where already she was recognized in its professional value and technician, receiving prize granted through the English government. It established the School of Nursing in the Saint Thomas Hospital, with course of one year, was given for doctors with theoretical and practical lessons. Florence died in 13 of August of 1910; leaving legacy of persistence, capacity, compassion and devotion to the next one, it established the lines of direction and way for modern nursing. 02:02, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Need experienced input[edit]

This article needs input from someone with either knowledge in intensive care medicine (ideally an intensivist or ICU nurse), or someone with access to literature on the subject. The article has many presumptive lines and it often reads like someone who has had a bad experience in ICU is writing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nick30790 (talkcontribs) 00:33, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Well done[edit]

To all who have help to fix up this article over the past few weeks well done. You have turned it from what seemed an extremely biased, negative piece into a much more informative article. However, despite the improvement, there is more to be done. May I once again recommend we find someone who has literature on ths subject. This person may like to include some information about the medicine of ICU, for example the objectives, in more detail. Perhaps talking about the goal of regaining homeostasis in the patient could be included. If this is not done in the next few weeks it is possible that I can obtain some literature on the subject through a university medical library when I return to uni in march. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nick30790 (talkcontribs) 13:13, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

High dependency unit[edit]

High dependency unit redirects here but isn't mentioned until the following line:

Intensive care usually takes a system by system approach to treatment, rather than the SOAP (subjective, objective, analysis, plan) approach of high dependency care.

This needs fixing - if they're different (as the line above says), then there should be something in the introduction explaining the differences, or HDU should have a separate page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:36, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


This section was no help at all.

In the UK (and I'm not sure if it's just in the UK), an Intensive Care Unit is a part of a hospital where people with very serious medical recovery issues are put. Patients generally receive attention every 5 minutes, as opposed to every 30 minutes in other sections.

Intensive-care medicine? Never heard of it. Not what I'm after. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:17, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

ICM as a specialty in the UK[edit]

In 1996 the UK Government suggested that critical care medicine should become a medical specialty in its own right: (perhaps a suitable source). JFW | T@lk 13:03, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

External links removed[edit]

I am putting a set of external links that were removed here. Some may be of value to editors or readers. Opening discussion of possible re inclusion.

I personally think the EL section was too long and removing these links was appropriate. I think the article could be improved using information from some of these sites, they would then be listed in references pointing readers to them. - - MrBill3 (talk) 18:55, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

RE: Need Experienced Input[edit]

Hi, I'm currently taking an abnormal psychology college course and while I'm not experienced with ICU/CUU, I thought this tidbit of information was pretty relevant:

ICU/CCU psyhcosis is a syndrome common in intensive care and cardiac units where patients who are in unfamiliar, monotonous surroundings develop symptoms of delirium (Maxmen & Ward, 1995). This may include interpreting machine noises as human voices, seeing walls quiver, or hallucinating that someone is tapping them on the shoulder.[1]

A wikibook on Intensive Care Medicine[edit]

Dear all,

I have started a wikibook on Intensive Care Medicine. Please feel free to au (talk) 08:08, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan. "Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders." (Ab)normal Psychology. Sixth ed. New York City: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. 314. Print.