Intensive Medicine is the medical branch specialized in supporting critically ill patients or providing continuous and intensive monitoring derived from an acute illness or trauma (accident) that puts lives at risk.
Intensive treatment for a patient is usually arduous, constant, and mandatory. Patients who end up in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) are very frail patients by nature.
Intensive care physicians comprehensively approach the patient so that they can report a generalized state of the critical systems of the patient's body, such as:
By reviewing each system, the physician decides how to focus their care to preserve life.
Among the functions that these doctors can carry out are:
Among many other functions and procedures.
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